!Trizeuxis falcata Lindl. 1823

Flower Closeup

Plants and flowers in situ Quimbaya Colombia 7/14

Photos by Jay Pfahl

Inflorescence Photo courtesy of Dale and Deni Borders

Part sun Hotto Cool spring THROUGH Summer

Common Name The Sickle-Like Trizeuxis

Flower Size 1/8' or less [3 mm]

Found From Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil in hot lowlands in full sun usually on small twigs and branches at elevations around 365 to 1500 meters as a miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with fan-shaped growths and an ellipsoid, complanate pseudobulb covered by imbricate leaf bases and equitant, linear, acute, conduplicate leaves with a slender, to about 3" [7.5 cm] long, erect, paniculate inflorescence with subglobose, very small flowers held in dense, head like racemes terminating the paniculate branches occuring in the spring through summer in cultivation.

Synonyms Trizeuxis andina Schltr. 1922

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , Bonplandia Rchb.f 1853; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten V Bolivia Schlechter 1922 as T andina; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 145. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 249. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 drawing fide; Native Orchids of Trinidad Schultes 1960; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 No 6 1969; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 3 1970 photo; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 5 1970 drawing good; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 350 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; Orchids from The Coast Of Ecuador Arosemana, Jurado, Estrada and Konanz 1988 photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Bolivia plate 0394 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 61 No 10 1992 drawing; Native COlombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1992 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 32 1996 drawing/photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 595 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing fide; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1997; AOS Bulletin Vol 69 no 7 2000 photo; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing ok; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Orquideeologia Vol 26 No 1 2009 photo;

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