Trichoglottis lorata (Rolfe ex Downie) Schuit. 2007

Plant in situ

Photos by Andre Schuiteman from the Orchis project website


Common Name The Lorate Trichoglottis [refers to the leaves] - In China Xiao Zhang Chun Lan

Flower Size .32" [.8 cm]

Found in Thailand, Laos and Yunnan province of China on tree trunks in montane forests at elevations of 700 to 1500 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an ascending rigid, sometimes branching stem carrying many distichous, narrowly oblong, leathery, obtuse and slightly unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the late spring on an ascending, axillary, slender, 2 to 3.2" [5 to 8 cm] long, laxly 3 to 8 flowered inflorescence with triangular, acute floral bracts.

Synonyms *Ascochilus loratus Rolfe ex Downie 1925; Pteroceras loratum (Rolfe ex Downie) Seidenf. & Smitinand 1963; Staurochilus loratus (Rolfe ex Downie) Seidenf. 1988

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1963 as Pteroceras loratum drawing fide; Botanisk Tidsskrift Bild 70 Hft 1 Contributions to the flora of Thailand VI Seidenfaden 1975 as Ascochilus loratus; *Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988 drawing good; The Wild Orchids of China Tsi Chen Mori 1997 as Staurochilus loratus; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide as Staurochilus loratus; The Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 as Staurochilus loratus photo ok; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo hmm; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 as Staurochilus loratus photos fide; Wulfenia 22 [2015]: 137 - 188 New Orchids in the Flora of Vietnam Averyanov, Nguyen, Tich, Nguyen, Nong, Nguyen and Xuan photo fide; Turczaninowia 19 (3): 558 L. V. Averyanov, Khang Sinh Nguyen etal 2016 ; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;