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

Drawing Photo/Drawing By Lewis & Cribb 1991

TYPE Drawing Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Hot Fall

Common Name The Hill Loving Trichotosia

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 300 to 500 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with elongate, flexuous, glabrous rhizome giving rise to simple, terete, leafy stems carrying erect-patent, linear, subacute, sparsely rufous-hispid to glabrous leaves that blooms in the fall on lateral, thin, arcuate, as long as or a bit longer than the leaves, rufous-villous, rachis flexuous, 3 to 7 flowered inflorescence.

Sclecther states that the flowers are whitish, inside streaked with red with white tips and the lip is white with red margined lateral lobes.

Synonyms *Eria collina Schltr. 1912; Eria collina var. govidjoae Schltr. 1912; Trichotosia collina var. govidjoae (Schltr.) P.F.Hunt 1970

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 as Eria collina Drawing fide; New Papusian Orchids J J Smith 1934 as E collina; Die Orchideen lieferung 11/12 633 - 752 Brieger 1981 drawwing fide/photo plant only; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 drawing/photo fide;