Cordiglottis major (Carr) Garay 1972

Flower Closeup

Photo courtesy of Peter O'Byrne, Dr. E.F. de Vogel, André Schuiteman, and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Partial Shade Hot

Common Name or Meaning The Large Cordiglottis

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in penninsular Malaysia and Sarawak, Borneo in lowland mixed dipterocarp forests at elevations around 200 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot growing epiphyte with a short stem completely enveloped by imbricate, leafless below and leafbearing above sheaths, holding the laterally flattened, slightly curved, acute, attenuate to the sheaths below leaves held in a fan shape that blooms on a basal, very short, single flowered infloresence holding the flower tight against the base of the stem.

Synonyms *Cheirorchis major Carr 1932; Thrixspermum majus (Carr) Kocyan & Schuit. 2014

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 as Cheirorchis major; The Orchids of Penninsular Malasia and Singapore Woods & Seidenfaden 1992; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; The Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia O'Byrne, Yong, Ong and Saw 2011 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 9 2012 photo fide