Trichoglottis lanceolaria Blume 1825

Photo by Dian Rahardjo and Orchid Photo Page

Another Angle

Photo by A & K Petrzelka

Part shade Warm Cool Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Lance-Like Trichoglottis [refers to the leaves]

Flower Size 1/4" [7mm]

Found in Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Borneo, Java and Sumatra in hill forests at elevations of 500 to 1200 meters as a large sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with thin, pendulous, laxly leafed stems carrying several, very narrowly lanceolate, unequally acuminate apically, leathery leaves that blooms in the fall on numerous, on fasciles opposite the leaves, short, mostly single to 3 flowered inflorescence

This species and T maculata are very similar and differ mostly in the rounded apice of the sides of the midlobe.

Synonyms Saccolabium tridentatum Guillaumin 1964

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1862 drawing; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1963 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988 drawing fide/photo not = t cirrhifera; Opera Botanica # 95 Seidenfaden 1988 as T cirrhifera photo fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Wood & Seidenfaden 1992 drawing fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993 as T aff lanceolaria; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo okish; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 1 2008 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 4 2009; Wild Orchids of the Casmeron Highlands REACH 2009 photo not = T maculata; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo fide;