Trichoglottis collenetteae J.J.Wood, C.L.Chan & A.L.Lamb 1993 Photo by Eric Hunt.

Flower closeup Photo by Copyright Rogier Van Vugt and His PBase Orchid Photo Website

Part Shade Hot Warm Spring

Common Name Collenette's Trichoglottis [Original Collector of Species late 1900's]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Sabah and Sarawak, Borneo in mixed, ridge-top, hill or lower montane forests on mossy trees at elevations of 600 to 1600 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an erect to pendant, occasionally branching stem carrying 11 to 16, thick, leathery, ligulate, retuse to unequally bilobed apically leaves attached below to rugulose, black spotted and streaked sheaths that blooms in the spring on axillary, sessile, thick, fleshy, .22 to .25" [6 to 7 mm] long, to 6 flowered inflorescence with reduced and scale like floral bracts.

The habit of this plant is unique to Trichoglottis as it resembles an Acampe with it's thick, leathery, ligulate leaves and blooms on an axillary, sub-corymbose inflorescence with flowers of a similar color scheme


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993 drawing/photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman & Wood 2001 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001;Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 1 2008 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 4 2009; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing fide