Trichoglottis bipunctata (C.S.P.Parish & Rchb.f.) Tang & F.T.Wang 1951

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Common Name The Two Spotted Trichoglottis

Flower Size 1/4" [.8 cm]

Found in Myanmar, Malaysia and Thailand in seasonally dry forests at elevations of 50 to 300 meters as a medium sized, hot growing monopodial epiphyte with a scrambling stem carrying linear, basally clasping leaves that narrow gradually to a blunt, bidentate tip that blooms at most any time of the year on a short, single to 2 flowered inflorescence with several fragrant flowers held close in to the stem at each node.

Very similar to and often cited as synomonous with T acutifolia but differs in the narrower leaf with bidentate apices as well as pure yellow unspotted sepals and petals and having an elliptic ovate labellum sidelobes with rounded apice.

Synonyms Cleisostoma bipunctatum (C.S.P.Parish & Rchb.f.) Hook.f. 1890; Gastrochilus bipunctatus (C.S.P.Parish & Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; *Saccolabium bipunctatum Parish & Rchb. f. 1874; Saccolabium miserum Ridl. 1896; Trichoglottis misera (Ridl.) Holttum 1947

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Vol 22 Hooker 1893 as Cleisostoma bipunctatum Drawing fide; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95 as Cleisostoma bipunctatum; Gard. Bull. Singapore 11:292 Holttum 1947 as T misera; Flora Of Malaysia Vol 1 Holttum 1953; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1963 as T misera drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1963; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988 photos good; Opera Botanica # 95 Seidenfaden 1988 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfadden and Wood 1992 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 71 No 12 2002 photo; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide