Trichoglottis atropurpurea Reichb.f. 1877

Flower Closeup Photos courtesy of Eric Hunt and his Orchid Photos Website

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Common Name The Dark Purple Trichoglottis

Flower Size to almost 2 1/2" [6 cm]

This small to large sized, hot growing, epiphytic species is from the Philippines at elevations of sealevel to 300 meters with elongated, branching, white roots produced all along the erect, leafy towards the apex stem carrying distichous, coriaceous, oblong to oblong-ovate, retuse, mucronate, carinate leaves stem and blooms on an axillary, short, racemose inflorescence with 1 or 2 fragrant, fleshy flowers occuring in the spring and summer.

Synonyms Stauropsis philippinensis var. brachiata (Ames) Ames & Quisumb. 1933; Trichoglottis bicruris Kraenzl. 1916; Trichoglottis brachiata Ames 1922; Trichoglottis philippinensis Lindley var brachiata [Ames] L O Williams 1938;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as T brachiata; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 as T brachiata Drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988 as T Brachiata drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 69 No 8 2000 photo; The Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 as T philippinensis var brachiata photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 71 No 2 2002 photo as T philippinense var brachiata; Australian Orchid Review Vol 72 No 2 2007; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroides Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014

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