Trichotosia bracteata (Schltr.) P.F.Hunt 1970

Inflorescence Photos by André Schuiteman, courtesy of Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website


Common Name The Bracted Trichotosia

Flower Size 3/4" [1.8 cm]

Found in New Guinea in lowland and lower montane forests at elevations of 50 to 670 meters as a medium to large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with unbranched, terete, leafy stems enveloped completely by leaf bearing sheaths and carrying erect-patent, elliptic, obliquely acuminate, subvillose-puberulous to glabrous leaves that blooms in the late winter to early spring and mid summer on a pendulous, 3.2 to 6.4" [8 to 16 cm] long, 8 to 14 flowered inflorescence with patent, ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, lower ones longer than the flowers, upper as long as the externally villose flowers

Synonyms *Eria bracteata Schltr. 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912/1985 as Eria bracteata drawing fide; Orchids of Papua New Guinea Millar 1999 as Eria bracteata photo not; Flora Malesia Orchids of New Guinea Vol V 2008