Trichotosia dasyphylla (Parish & Rchb. f.) Kraenzl. 1911

Plant Photos courtesy of Dale and Deni Borders

Plant and Flower in situ Thailand Photos courtesy of David Kuehn

Another Flower Photos courtesy of Patricia Harding

Plant in situ Photos courtesy of © Dr. E.F. de Vogel, Jaap Vermeulen, and André Schuiteman and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

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Common Name The Hairy-Leafed Trichotosia - In China Gua Zi Mao Qiao Lan

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in the eastern Himalayas, Assam India, Nepal, Sikkim, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, southern China and Vietnam in broadleaf, evergreen, lowland forests at elevations of 50 to 1800 meters as a dwarf, hot to cool growing epiphyte with an elongated creeping, fleshy rhizome carrying a pseudobulb with 2 to 6 apical, suborbicular, or elliptic, to obovate-elliptic, obtuse, bluish green, very hairy leaves that blooms on a terminal, short, terete, pilose, single flowered inflorescence with ovate, acute bracts with hairy flowers externally occuring in the spring.

Mounted on tree fern, cork or hard coconut husk suits this miniature species as well as high humidity, good air circulation and constant year round water.

Synonyms *Eria dasyphylla Parish & Rchb. f. 1874; Eria evrardii Gagnep. 1930; Pinalia dasyphylla (Parish & Rchb. f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95 as Eria dasyphylla; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as Eria dasyphylla drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 drawing as Eria dasyphylla drawing fide; Contribution to a Revision of the Orchid Flora of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam Seidenfaden 1975 as Eria dasyphylla; Contribution to a Revision of the Orchid Flora of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam Seidenfaden 1975 as E evrardii; Indian Orchids: A Guide to Identification Pradhan 1979 as Eria dasyphylla drawing good; Opera Botanica #62 Orchid Genera in Thailand X Seidenfaden 1982 drawing fide/photo plant only ok; Miniature Orchids McQueen 1992 as Eria dasyphylla photo good; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide as Eria dasyphylla photo ok; Lindleyana Vol 15 No 4 2000; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo good; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Wild Orchids in Myanamar Vol 2 Tanaka 2004 as Eria dasyphylla and in error, shows purple lipped white flower?; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo good; 100 Sikkim Himalayan Orchids Pradhan 2005 photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 4 part 1 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2005 drawing fide; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing ok; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 as Eria dasyphylla photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide;

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