Trichoglottis lowderiana Choltco 2009

Photo by Eric Hunt and his Orchid Species Photo Website

Common Name Lowder's Trichoglottis [American Nurseryman owner Dowery Orchids current]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found only in Borneo in hill forests at elevations around 600 meters as a giant sized, hot to warm, scandent, pendent growing epiphyte with usually branching stems carrying oblong-ligulate, obtusely unequally bilobed apically, basally clasping leaves that blooms at least in the fall on 1 to 3, short, single flowered inflorescence carrying sweetly lemon scented flowers

This species and T retusa have been mixed up for years but this species is found only in Borneo while T retusa is found in southern penninsular Malaysia, Thailand and Myanmar as well as Java and Sumatra. There does not seem to be any overlap in where they occur.

Synonyms 1.4" [3.5 cm]

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Borneo Vol 1 Chan, Lamb, Shim & Wood 1994 as T retusa not - T lowderiana drawing/photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 as T retusa not = T lowderiana; A to Z of Southeast Asian Orchids O'Byrne as T retusa not = T lowderiana photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood 2001 as T retusa not = T lowderiana photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 as T retusa not = T lowderiana photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002 record from Sulawesi?; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 1 2008 as T retusa not - T lowderiana photo fide; *Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 4 2009 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo fide;

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