Trichoglottis guibertii (Linden & Rchb. f.) Rchb. f. 1872

Closer view of Column and Lip

Disected Column and Lip

Photos by Timothy Cholcto


Common Name Guibert's Trichoglottis [French Orchid Enthusiast 1800's]

Flower Size 1.4 to 1.8" [3.5 to 4.5 cm]

Found in the Philippines at elevations of sea level to 500 meters as a medium to large sized, monopodial, hot to warm growing epiphyte or lithophyte on limestone with subterete stems enveloped by leaf sheaths and carrying 2 ranked, oblong-strap-shaped, leathery, dark green, unequally bilobed apically with obtuse lobed leaves that blooms in the later spring and summer a long, axillary, erecct to pendant, racemose, loosely several to many flowered, paniculate inflorescence with successive opening flowers.

Synonyms *Cleisostoma guiberti Linden & Rchb. f. 1862; Staurochilus guibertii ( Linden & Rchb.f. ) Christenson 1994; Trichoglottis guibertii (Linden & Rchb. f.) J.J. Sm.1912; Trichoglottis guihertii (Linden & Rchb. f.) Ames & Quisumb. 1935; Vanda guiberti Linden & Rchb. f. 1862

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1867 as Cleisostoma guiberti drawing fide; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981 as Trichoglottis guibertii drawing/photo fide; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 as Trichoglottis guibertii; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001; Philippine Native orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide