a species found in Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Jamaica, Trinidad,
Venezuela, Guyana and French Guiana. This
species grows as a twig epiphyte in scrub and at elevations below 300
over parts of its range. The plant has small pseudobulbs that are
enclosed by leaves that form a fan shape. The inflorescences emerges
from between the leaf axils, measures 30-60cm, and bear many flowers
that each measure 2cm across. The flowers are not scented and bloom
during the summer.
a small and colourful species from the Dominican Republic, Haiti and
Cuba. This species is found growing as a twig epiphyte in scrub in
seasonal forest and on tree stumps below 700 metres. The
inflorescence measures 80cm and bear several flowers. The plant
blooms at any time of the year.
a beautiful species from central and south America. This
species inhabits seasonally dry forest at elevations of around
1,000-1,500 metres. The pseudobulbs are very small and bear a single
terete leaf. The inflorescences measure 75cm, emerge from the leaf
axils and bear masses of flowers. The plant blooms during late winter
and into spring.
a species from Columbia, Peru and Ecuador. Thhis species inhabits
wet, humid and dense forests at elevations between 900 and 1,800
The stems bear a single leaf. The inflorescences emerge from the leaf
axils and bear a solitary flower that measures 3cm. The plant flowers
during the winter months.
is a flowering sized plant. Grow Trichocentrumlongicalcaratumintermediate
and on a mount. Make sure the plant gets sufficient air movement and
a difference between day and night temperatures; grow the plant in
high humidity and with bright light all year. Never allow the plant
Trichocentrum tigrinum is a beautiful species from Ecuador and Peru. This species inhabits dry and bright scrub at elevations of around 850metres. The pseudobulbs are very small and bear a single leaf. The inflorescences emerge from the leaf axils and bear solitary flowers.The flowers are nicely scented and bloom during autumn.
a sought after species from Columbia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. This
species is found growing as a terrestrial or lithophyte on rocks
outcrops and in exposed positions at elevations around 1,800 - 3,000
metres. Each inflorescence measures 25cm bears 10-14 successively
opening flowers that measure 2cm across. Plants flower during the
Trichosalpinx chamaelepanthes isa species from Peru, Columbia and Ecuador. In the wild this species inhabits mountain cloud forest at elevations between 750 and 3,500 metres.The inflorescences measure 1cm and bear 2-3 successively opening flowers that each measure 5mm. The plant blooms during autumn.
Trisetella strumosa is a species endemic to Ecuador. In the wild this species inhabits wet mountain cloud forest at 1500-1650 metres. The inflorescences measure 6-7cm, emerge from the ramicauls and bear solitary flowers that measure 1cm across. The plant blooms during the autumn.
Trisetella triaristella is a species from Columbia, Ecuador, Panama and Venezuela. In the wild this species inhabits wet mountain cloud forest at elevations between 700-1,700 metres. The inflorescences measure 4-8cm, emerge from the ramicauls and bear3-5 successively opening flowers that measure 3cm across. The plant blooms during the spring.