Trigonidium egertonianum Bateman ex Lindl. 1838, an epiphytic growing orchid species related with Maxillaria orchids, has been named in honour to the English orchid enthusiast William Tatton Egerton (1806 – 1883), who passed into the ownership of Tatton Park, a historic estate in Cheshire, England. Trigonidium egertonianum orchids are native to the tropical American countries Mexico, Costa Rica, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela and Guyana. The bizarre-shaped flowers get a size of about 4 cm, the single flowered inflorescence reach a length up to 45 cm. Trigonidium egertonianum orchids are blooming irregularly. Flowers occur mostly from winter – summer, but are possible all around the year. The exotic orchid beauty requires a well-ventilated environment with a lot of light and humidity.
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Image: Trigonidium egertonianum Bateman ex Lindl. 1838