Trichoglottis jiewhoei J.J.Wood, A.L.Lamb & C.L.Chan 1998

Photo by Anthony Lamb

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by C L Chan

Fragrant Part shade Cool LATE Winter EARLIER Spring

Common Name Jiew Hoe's Trichoglottis [Malaysian Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size 1.4 to 1.52" [3.5 to 3.8 cm]

Found in Borneo in hill forests at elevations around 1000 to 1400 meters as a giant sized, cool growing epiphyte with an elongate, semi-pendulous to pendulous, branching stem carrying lanceolate to elliptic, coriaceous, obscurely to distinctly, unequally, acutely bilobed leaves that blooms in the late winter and earlier spring on a lateral, from the middle of the internode opposite a leaf, peduncel .2" [5 mm] long, enveloped by 2 to 3, obtuse, non-foliaceous bracts erect, rachis to .24" [6 mm] long, zig-zag, minutely hairy, 3 flowered inflorescence with ovate, rounded, adpressed to the pedicel floral bracts and carrying musky scented flowers with pale yellow with red or purple blotches or bars, side lobes of the lip that are pale yellow with a purple mark, mid lobe pale yellow or cream with 2 central lines or bars and a purple-red, pinkish to white column


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchids of Borneo Vol 4 J J Wood 2003 drawing/photos fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001;