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Orchid Species: Trizeuxis falcata

Trizeuxis falcata is an orchid species identified by Lindl. in 1821.
Trizeuxis (Triz.)
(name currently accepted by Kew)
ORIGIN: Found From Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil in hot lowlands in full sun usually on small twigs and branches at elevations around 365 to 1500 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with fan-shaped growths and an ellipsoid, complanate pseudobulb covered by imbricate leaf bases and equitant, linear, acute, conduplicate leaves with a slender, to about 3 [7.5 cm] long, erect, paniculate inflorescence with subglobose, very small flowers held in dense, head like racemes terminating the paniculate branches occurring in the spring through summer in cultivation.

FLOWER SIZE: 1/8' or less inches [3 mm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Origin
Add+ Trizeuxis Triz andina
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Triz. falcata 'Julian' (2005) Triz. falcata 'Beye' (1998)
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