Epigeneium tricallosum (Ames & C.Schweinf.) J.J.Wood 1990 Photo courtesy of André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

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Partial Shade Warm toCold Spring fall

Common Name or Meaning The Three Calli Epigeneium

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found only in Sabah and Brunei, Borneo in lower montane and ridge-top forests at elevations of 800 to 2100 meters as a medium to large sized, warm to cold growing, creeping epiphyte and sometimes scrambling terrestrial with a woody, scrambling to creeping rhizome enveloped by scarious, reddish brown sheaths with 1/2 to 4" [1.25 to 10 cm] between each irregularly 4 angled, shiny yellow, deeply rugose, adpressed to the rhizome pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, spreading, rigid, thick, leathery, midvein sulcate above, carinate below, slighly revolute margins, oblong-elliptic to ligulate-lanceolate, obtuse, minutely obliquely bilobed apically, petiolate basally leaves that blooms in the spring and fall on a terminal, short, 2 to 3 flowered, sessile, fractiflex inflorescence with ovate, acute floral bracts.

Synonyms *Dendrobium tricallosum Ames & C.Schweinf. 1920

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993 drawing good/photo ok; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Borneo Wood Vol 3 1997 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood 2001 photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011