Thecopus secunda (Ridl.)Seidenf. 1984 Photo by Eric Hunt and his Orchid Photo Site

Plant and Flowers Photo courtesy of Nik Fahmi and his Vortex Orchid Page.

Deep shade Hot Fall

Common Name Refers to the flowers being all on one side of the inflorescence

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Malaya and Borneo in podosol forests at elevations of 400 to 500 meters as a small sized, hot growing sympodial epiphyte with flattened pseudobulbs carrying linear, rather leathery, suddenly narrowing to a broad point leaves that blooms in the fall on a to 6" [15 cm] long, to 17 flowered inflorescence.

Seems that the main differnce between this one and T maingayii is that this one has hooks on the back side of the sepals and petals

Synonyms *Thecostele secunda Ridl. 1895

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 as Thecostele secunda; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen lieferung 24 Schlechter/Brieger 1991; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood 2001 photo ? not; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 3 2009 photo fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide

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