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Orchid Species: Trichocentrum carthagenense

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)

Trichocentrum carthagenense is an orchid species identified by (Jacq.) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams in 2001.
Genus
Trichocentrum (Trt.)
Grex
carthagenense
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
(Jacq.) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams
Year
2001
ORIGIN: Found in Colombia, Venezuela and Brazil as a large sized, hot to cool growing, mule eared epiphyte at altitudes of 0 to 1500 meters in humid deciduous forests on tree trunks and large branches.

DESCRIPTION: Found in Colombia, Venezuela and Brazil as a large sized, hot to cool growing, mule eared epiphyte at altitudes of 0 to 1500 meters in humid deciduous forests on tree trunks and large branches that has a small bract covered pseudobulb that has a single, coriaceous to fleshy, elliptic, sharply keeled abaxially leaf that is conduplicate at the base, with a basal, erect to arching, to 5' [to 150 cm] long, many laxly small flowered, panicle that has the peduncle subtended by a scarious sheath and scarious, triangular sheaths at the nodes, where it almost always along river courses in high trees or on the rocks below and needs high light and humidity, a dry rest in the winter after the bloom season which is spring and summer and grows best mounted on treefern or cork.

FLOWER SIZE: 3/4 inch [2 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Oncidium Onc roseoides 2008 M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams
Add+ Oncidium Onc carthagenense 1800 (Jacq.) Sw.
Add+ Oncidium Onc roseum 1854 Lodd. ex Paxton
Add+ Cochlioda Cda rosea 1886 (Lindl.) Ridl.
Add+ Mesospinidium Meo roseum 1872 (Lindl.) Rchb.f.
Add+ Odontoglossum Odm roseum 1845 Lindl. in G.Bentham
Add+ Oncidium Onc huntianum 1840 Hook.
Add+ Oncidium Onc kymatoides 1922 Kraenzl. in H.G.A.Engler (ed.)
Add+ Oncidium Onc obsoletum 1855 Galeotti ex Lindl.
Add+ Oncidium Onc panduriferum 1816 Kunth in F.W.H.von Humboldt
Add+ Oncidium Onc salvadorense 1913 Schltr.
Add+ Oncidium Onc sanguineum 1839 Lindl.
Add+ Oncidium Onc carthagenense f. xanthinum
Add+ Epidendrum Epi carthagenense 1760 Jacq.
Add+ Cymbidium Cym undulatum 1799 Sw.
Add+ Epidendrum Epi crispum 1783 Lam.
Add+ Lophiaris Lop carthagenensis 1993 (Jacq.) Braem
Add+ Oncidium Onc huntleyanum 1855 Beer ex Lindl.
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Cda. rosea 'Laramie' (2 awards from 2008 to 2010) Cda. rosea 'Doug Bovee' (2007) Cda. rosea 'Yasnita' (1995) Cda. rosea 'Megan' (1993)
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