Trichoglottis latisepala Ames 1910

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Part SunHotWarm Fall Winter

Common Name The Broad Sepal Trichoglottis

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in the Philippines coastal forests at elevations up to 1000 meters as a giant sized, hot to warm growing, monopodial epiphyte with a pendulous, elongate stem enveloped by imbricate leaf sheaths and carrying leathery, distinctly purple in bright light leaves that blooms in the fall, winter and springon a short, 2 to 6 flowered infloresence arising opposite the leaves and holding the flowers close to the stem.

SynonymsReferences W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 #9 2005 photo fide AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 8 2008 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide, Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photos fide