Trichoglottis subviolacea (Llanos) Merr. 1918 Photo by Gary Yong Gee and his Orchid Photo Website


Common Name The Almost Violet Trichoglottis

Flower Size 1/4" [1 cm]

Found in the Philippines at elevations around 200 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with a pendulous, monopodial stem enveloped by the bases of the leaf sheaths carrying leathery, linear-lancolate leaves that blooms in the winter and spring and later summer on a short to 1.4" [7 mm] long, to 6 flowered inflorescence arising from the leaf axils and carrying very fragrant flowers

Synonyms Cleisostoma subviolaceum (Llanos) Rchb. f. 1862; *Synptera subviolacea Llanos 1851; Trichoglottis bataanensis Ames 1905

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 1 Ames 1905 as T bataanensis drawing fide; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981 as T bataanensis; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo ok; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo not = T rosea; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 3 2004 photo not = T rosea; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 1 2008 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 errata for Vol 1; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 as T bataanensis photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroides Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014