Trichopilia laxa

Trichopilia laxa

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Oncidiinae
Genus: Trichopilia
Species: Trpla. laxa
Binomial name
Trichopilia laxa
(Lindl.) Rchb. f. 1858

Trichopilia laxa is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Trichopilia.


Plants bloom from fall to winter with four to seven 7 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.


Plants are found growing in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 1200 to 1800 meters.


Grow plants in cool 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.


Trichopilia laxa1 Trichopilia laxa variant Sepals and petals are green. Lip is white. (photo: Rafael Robles-


Common name: The Loose Trichopilia


  1. *Pilumna laxa Lindl. 1844
  2. Trichopilia laxa var. flaveola Rchb.f. 1884
  3. Trichopilia laxa var. hartwegii Rchb.f 1867
  4. Trichopilia reichenheimia Klotzsch 1855

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