Trichotosia halconensis (Ames) Kraenzl. 1911 Eria halconensis Ames 1907

TYPE Drawing by Ames and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Hot Cool Winter Spring

Common Name The Mt Halcon Trichotosia [A monuntain on Mindoro Island]

Flower Size .32 to .48" [.8 to 1.2 cm]

Found on Mindoro and Panay Islands within the Philippines at elevations of 330 to 2000 meters as a medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with basally slightly swollen, cylindrical stems carrying linear-lanceolate, acuminate, acute, hairy leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on a opposite and shorter than the leaves densely reddish hairy, to 2" [5 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with broadly ovate, nearly round, hairy, abruptly acuminate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 3 Ames 1908 drawing fide; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 5 Ames 1915; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; Orchidiana Philipiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984;