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Orchid Species: Trigonochilum megalophium

Kew currently accepted name is Cyrtochilum megalophium

Trigonochilum megalophium is an orchid species identified by (Lindl.) Senghas in 2003. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Cyrtochilum megalophium.
Genus
Trigonochilum (Tgc.)
Grex
megalophium
Parents
Species
Author
(Lindl.) Senghas
Year
2003
ORIGIN: Found in Venezuela, Colombia and Peru in upper montane cloud forests at elevations around 2600 to 3100 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Small sized, cold growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome with well spaced, narrowly ovate, lightly compressed, finely wrinkled, soft pseudobulbs enveloped by 2 to more pairs of leafless and leaf bearing sheaths and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, linear-lanceolate, acute or shortly acuminate, finely sulcate/carinate, gradually long-narrowed below into the conduplicate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an axillary, from the base through a leaf sheath, slender, twining, much longer than the leaves, suberect to arching, to 6' 8 [to 200 cm] long, arcuate, paniculate, fractiflex, few to several flowered branches held in the apical 1/4, many flowered inflorescence with several, very close bracts.

FLOWER SIZE: 0.4 inches [1 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Cyrtochilum Cyr megalophium 1917 (Lindl.) Kraenzl.
Add+ Cyrtochilum Cyr forcipatum 1917 (Linden & Rchb.f.) Kraenzl.
Add+ Odontoglossum Odm forcipatum 1854 Linden & Rchb.f.
Add+ Oncidium Onc forcipatum 1945 (Linden & Rchb.f.) Schnee in H.F.Pittier & al.
Add+ Dasyglossum Dyg megalophium 1994 (Lindl.) Königer & Schildh.
Add+ Odontoglossum Odm megalophium 1846 Lindl.
Add+ Oncidium Onc megalophium 1854 (Lindl.) Beer
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