Cordiglottis filiformis (Hook.f.) Garay 1972 Photo courtesy of Dr. E.F. de Vogel, André Schuiteman, and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Another Color Form Photo courtesy of Dian Rachmawaty

Partial Shade Hot Warm Winter Spring Summer Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Thread Shaped Cordiglottis [refers to the leaves]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in penninsular Malaysia, Thailand, Borneo and the Philippines in lowlands as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a short stem enveloped completely by imbricate leaf bearing sheaths and carrying a few, terete, often purplish leaves that blooms at any time of the year on an axillary, from near the base of the stem, purplish, slender, to 4" [10 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence with all the flowers held in the apical .8" [2 cm] and held in a loose corymb

Synonyms Cheirorchis filiformis (Hook.f.) Carr 1932; Dendrocolla filiformis (Hook.f.) Ridl. 1896; *Sarcochilus filiformis Hook.f. 1890; Thrixspermum filiforme (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Vol 22 Hooker 1892 as Sarcochilus filiformis drawing fide; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 as Cheirorchis filiformis; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 as Cheirorchis filiformis drawing fide; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988 drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 22 Schlechter/Brieger 1989 drawing fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malasia and Singapore Woods & Seidenfaden 1992 drawing fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 9 2012 photo fide

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