Trichoglottis geminata (Teijsm. & Binn.) J.J.Sm. 1905 Photos courtesy of Dr. E.F. de Vogel Andre Schuiteman and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Tony Watkinson.

Flower Closeup Photo courtesy of Dale and Deni Borders.

Fragrance Part ShadeHotWarm Winter Spring SummerFall

Common Name The Paired Trichoglottis [refers to the two flowered inflorescence] - Zebra Orchid

Flower Size

This epiphytic species is found in the Philippines on the island of Leyte in scrub and on volcanic rocks and trees near the sea at elevations to 1100 meters and is a medium sized, hot to warm growing monopodial orchid with a pendant to climbing , rigid, leafy stem carrying leathery, oblong, 2 ranked leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on a sessile, axillary, short, single flowered inflorescence that has the fragrant flower held close to the stem.

Synonyms *Sarcanthus geminatus Teijsm. & Binn. 1867; Stauropsis wenzelii (Ames) Ames & Quisumb. 1934; Trichoglottis oblongifolia Rolfe 1899; Trichoglottis wenzelii Ames 1914

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 as Trichoglottis wenzellii; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; The Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 1 2008 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 4 2009; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide;