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Trichopilia tortilis

Trichopilia tortilis.jpg

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


Trichopilia tortilis is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Trichopilia.

Description[]

Plants bloom from spring to summer with one to three 10 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.

Distribution[]

Plants are found growing in Mexico to Costa Rica at elevations up to 1500 meters.

Culture[]

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.

Variants[]

Image Name Description
Trichopilia tortilis alba.jpg Trichopilia tortilis var. alba Sepals and petals are green. Lip is white with a yellow center.

Naming[]

Common name: The Twisted Trichopilia

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