Trichoglottis bipenicillata J.J.Sm. 1903

Photo by Eric Hunt.

Part Shade Hot Warm Spring

Common Name The 2 Pencil Trichoglottis [refers to the 2 horn-like lip side lobes]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Sabah, Kalimantan and Borneo in mixed, ridge-top or hill forests at elevations of 200 to 700 meters as a pendant, medium to large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with an elongate stem carrying narrowly elliptic to oblong-ligulate, basally cuneate, apically obtusely unequally bilobed leaves that blooms in the spring at almost every leaf axil, on an axillary, 1 to 3 flowered, .1" [2 to 3 mm] long racemose inflorescence with triangular-ovate, acute floral bracts and carrying fragrant flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993 photo fide; Orchids of Borneo Vol 1 Chan, Lamb, Shim & Wood 1994 drawing/photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman & Wood 2001; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 1 2008 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 4 2009; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo fide