Trichoglottis luzonensis Ames 1915

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Common Name The Luzon Trichoglottis [Philippine island]

Flower Size 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm]

Found in the Philippines at elevations below 400 meters as a small sized, hot growing, monopodial epiphyte with a stout, flattened, 2.4" [6 cm] long stem carrying 2 ranked, compact, overlapping, leathery, strap-shaped, unequally bilobed apically, slightly narrowing basally leaves that blooms in the summer through fall an axillary, erect, 36" [90 cm] long, rigid, smooth, racemose to paniculate, each 3 to 4 flowered branch 1.4 to 2" [3.5 to 5 cm] long, several to many flowered inflorescence with successive opening, fleshy, faintly fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Staurochilus luzonensis [Ames] Ames 1925; Trichoglottis ionosma var. luzonensis (Ames) S.S.Ying 1977; Vandopsis kupperiana Kraenzl. 1921

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Trichoglottis luzonensis; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 as Trichoglottis luzonensis; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 21 1165 - 1328 Brieger 1988 as Trichoglottis luzonenesis drawing/photo fide; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Orchid Digest Vol 71 No 1 2007 photo; Orchid Digest Vol 71 #1 2008 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide