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Trichopilia marginata

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Marni, Mar 9, 2014.

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  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    This plant is from Panama and is labeled Trichopilia crispa var gloriana. After a little bit of searching, it seems that crispa is synonym of Trichopilia marginata. I suspect that the variety gloriana was more of a sales aid than a true taxonomic identifier. That said, it is glorious and I'm glad I bought it. I am growing it intermediate, shaded by big lycaste leaves so it is in moderate light. The flowers are 6" wide.

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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    It is "glorious". Is it fragrant? I have avoided this genus because they get so large. This one doesn't seem to be as big as some (?).
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I didn't detect a fragrance. I grow a number of them (most not very well) and they don't get huge for me. I think many of them want warmer conditions that I have so I think you could do very well.
     
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    Really beautiful!
     
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    Beautiful!! FWIW...your leaves look better than those of several of my Trichs. I believe the cooler temps help w/that.




    For some smaller ones...check out concepcionis and olmosii...both are rather compact. Especially the olmosii.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Katrina, welcome to the forum. I don't find trichopilias all that easy. I've never seen either of the ones you mention, but will certainly check them out. If you have any pictures, we would love to see them.
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    For some smaller ones...check out concepcionis and olmosii...both are rather compact. Especially the olmosii.

    Thanks Katrina. I will check those out. Welcome to the Forum.
     
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    Thank you for the welcome, both of you.

    I'm sorry I don't have pic of either because I haven't bloomed them...yet. I think they are getting to the point that I hope I'll see flowers w/in this next year. [fingers crossed!]