Trichotosia annulata Blume 1825

Photo by Art Vogel

Part shade Cool Spring

Common Name The Ring-Shaped Trichotosia

Flower Size 3/8" [9.8mm]

Found in Borneo, Java and Sumatra in montane forests at elevations of 1000 to 1700 meters as a large to giant sized, cool growing epiphyte with a pendulous stem bearing, pale green, narrowly lanceolate, acuminate, glabrous [margins may be slightly hairy] leaves that blooms in the late spring on a short, densely brown-hairy, densely to 15 flowered inflorescence with persistent pale green bracts and carrying short-lived flowers.

Synonyms Dendrolirium abbreviatum Blume 1825; Eria abbreviata (Blume) Lindl. 1830; *Eria annulata (Blume) Blume 1856; Eria abbreviata var. anceps Hassk. 1842; Eria capitellata Lindl. 1858; Pinalia abbreviata (Blume) Kuntze 1891; Pinalia annulata (Blume) Kuntze 1891; Pinalia capitellata (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905 as Eria annulata; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 as Eria annulata drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 11 Schlechter/Brieger 1981; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011