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Trichopilia

Trichopilia marginata plate
Trichopilia marginata plate from
The Orchid Album

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Oncidiinae
Alliance:
Genus: Trichopilia
Lindley 1836
Type Species
Trichopilia tortilis


Trichopilia, abbreviated Trpla in horticultural trade, is a genus of orchids (family Orchidaceae).

DistributionEdit

There are around thirty species distributed from Central America to South America.

DescriptionEdit

Plants in this genus have two pollinas.

CultureEdit

Grow plants in cool to warm temperatures in partial shade. Water plant when mix drys. During the winter give plants a slight dryout between waterings. Water approximately once a week. Reduce watering during the winter season. Pot with medium fir bark.


NamingEdit

The genus is named after its hairy column

SynonymsEdit

  1. Pilumna Lindley 1844

Species Edit

Natural HybridsEdit

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