Trichoglottis luchuensis (Rolfe) Garay & H.R. Sweet 1972 Photo by © Irma Saldaña

Another Flower? Side View

Closer Side view of Column and Lip? Photos by © Timothy Cholcto

FragrancePart sunWarm to CoolSpring

Common Name or Meaning The Luchu Trichoglottis [Refers to the Luchu Archipelago now Ryukyu Islands] - In Japan Iriomote-ran - In China Bao Wen Zhang Chun Lan

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in the Philippines, Taiwan and the Ryukyu Archipelago south of Japan in broad leaved forests at elevations of 300 to 1300 meters as a giant sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an erect stem carrying many very leathery, gracefully arching, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the spring on an axillary, erect, branching, many [25] flowered inflorescence carrying sweetly fragrant flowers

Synonyms Cleisostoma ionosmum fo. lutschuense Makino 1907; Pomatocalpa luchuense (Rolfe) T. Tang & F.T. Wang 1961; Staurochilus luchuensis (Rolfe) Fukuy. 1942; Staurochilus lushuensis (Rolfe) Fukuy. 1942; *Stauropsis luchuensis Rolfe 1907; Trichoglottis ionosma var. luchuensis (Rolfe) S.S. Ying 1977; Vandopsis luchuensis (Rolfe) Schltr. 1911

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 36 #10 1967 as Vandopsis luchensis photo fide; Orchids of Southern Ryukyu Islands Garay & Sweet 1974 as Trichoglottis luchense drawing fide to the first photo; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 as Trichoglottis luchuensis; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 21 1165 - 1328 Brieger 1988 photo hmm; Orchid Digest Vol 71 No 1 2007 photo; Orchid Digest Vol 71 #1 2008 photo not = S guibertii?; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide to the first photo; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 fide to the first photo; The Wild Orchids of Taiwan Liu & Wang 2014 photo fide;