Trichoglottis litoralis Schltr. 1905Drawing by NS Howcroft and Orchids of New Guinea Website

Part Sun HotWarm LATEWinter SpringTHROUGH EARLY Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Coastal Trichoglottis

Flower Size .55" [1.4 cm]

Found only in New Guinea and the Bismark Islands in lowland forests and on coastal trees at elevations of 0 to 800 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphtye with an elongate, rather thick, flexuous stem enveloped completely by tightly adpressed leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying erect-patent, lanceolate-ligulate, obtuse and unequally bilobed apically, glabrous, coriaceous leaves that blooms in the late winter, spring through early fall on a very short to .6" [1.5 cm] long, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acuminate, much shorter than the ovary bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/85 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 21 1165 - 1328 Brieger 1988; Lowland Orchids of Papua New Guinea O'Byrne 1994; Flora Malesia Orchids of New Guinea Vol V 2008