Trichoglottis australiensis Dockrill 1967

Photo by Mark Clements and The Australian Tropical Rainforest Orchids Website


Common Name The Australian Trichoglottis - In Australia The Weeping Cherub Orchid

Flower Size .4 to .5" [1 to 1.2 cm]

Found in northern Queensland Australia on trees in dense vegetation along streams, on slopes in drier rainforests and on boulders in dry but humid gullies at elevations of 400 to 600 meters as a miniature to medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyhte or lithophyte with a erect to semi-pendulous, flattened, basally branching stem carrying numerous, drooping, thick, leathery, dark glossy green to yellowish green, unequally notched apically leaves that blooms in the later spring through mid fall on a short, axillary, 2 to 6 flowered inflorescence carrying flowers that are fragrant in the morning.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 21 1165 - 1328 Brieger 1988; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 drawing/photo fide;