Thecopus maingayi (Hook.f.) Seidenf., 1983 publ. 1984

Inflorescence Photos by Manorot Tangsaveepha Copyright , and the Butterfly and Orchids Photo Gallery

Full Shade Hot Fall

Common Name Maingay's Thecopus [English Surgeon and Orchid Enthusiast Moluccas 1800's]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and Borneo in lowlands and lower montane forests at elevations of 600 to 700 meters as a small sized, hot growing terrestrial or epiphyte on trees on steep granite slopes of stream valleys with flattened pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, narrowly elliptic to oblong-elliptic leaves and blooms in the fall on a 5" [12.5 cm] long, 10 flowered inflorescence

Seems that the main differnce between this one and T secunda is this one does not have the hooks on the back side of the sepals and petals and tyhe lip has two keels in the basal half of the lip [not the center] that project backward beyond the lip base.

Synonyms *Thecostele maingayi Hook.f. 1890; Thecostele quinquefida Hook.f. 1890

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Vol 22 Hooker 1892 as Thecostele maingayi drawing fide; Icones Plantarum Vol 22 Hooker 1892 as Thecostele quinquefida drawing fide; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1953 as Thecostele maingayii; Die Orchideen lieferung 24 Schlechter/Brieger 1991 drawing fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photo ok; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide

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