Trichocentrum is a genus of about 70 species of epiphytic orchids that occur in humid forests from Florida and Mexico to South America. Pseudobulbs are reduced and often unobserved due to the presence of obtuse, fleshy leaves. The flowers are large and showy and inflorescences range from a single to few flowered raceme. Most flowers are white to white with crimson dots. Flowers vary in shape from fully open to an almost cup-shape with an outward lip. The lip has a short spur and the column has a pair of apical wings on the stigma.
North American Species in this Genus
- Trichocentrum carthagenense
- Trichocentrum undulatum