Trichotosia aporina (Hook.f.) Kraenzl. 1911 Photo by Rogier Van Vuht and hisP Base Orchid Photo Website

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Plant and Flowers in Situ Cameron Highlands Malaysia Photo by David Kuehn

Common Name The Insignificant Trichotosia

Flower Size 5/8" [1.5 cm]

Found in penninsular Malaysia and Borneo in lower montane forests at elevations of 300 to 2000 meters as a miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with erect stems covered in red brown hairs carrying basally clasping, green with white speckles, red brown hairy, narrowly lanceolate, acute leaves that are two ranked and at right angles to the stem and blooms in the winter on a very short, usually single flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Eria aporina Hook.f. 1890; Pinalia aporina (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Vol 21 Hooker 1892 as Eria aporina drawing fide; Flora of the Malayan Penninsula Ridley 1908 as Eria aporina; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 as Eria aporina; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Seidenfaden & Woods 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; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman etal & Wood 2001; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photo ok; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing fide/photo ok; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide