(pronounced: treh-VOR-ee-ah)


Maxillarieae subtribe Stanhopeinae


Caespitose epiphytes. Pseudobulbs globose. Leaves solitary, elliptic-ovate, long-petiolate. Inflorescences pendent pedunculate racemes, the floral bracts inflated, conspicuous. Flowers strongly cupped, not resupinate. Sepals fused at the base forming a cup-like tube, the petals free. Lip complex, obscurely three-lobed, articulated to the column foot, with a tongue-like callus. Column stout, with broad wings and a short foot; pollinia 2, on a common spatulate stipe and obtriangular viscidium.


Honoring the English Orchid grower and patron, Sir Trevor Lawrence, president of the Royal Horticultural Society.


A genus of six species from throughout the Neotropics.

Care and Culture Card

See basic growing conditions and care information below.


Garay, L. A. 1970. El genero Trevoria F. C. Lehmann. Orquideologia 5:3-13.

Thiv, M. and H.-G. Seeger 1998. Nach 100 Jahren wieder aufgetaucht: Trevoria chloris F. Lehm. Die Orchidee 49(6):274-278.