Trichoglottis luwuensis P.O'Byrne & J.J.Verm.2008 SECTION Staurochilus


Photo by Art Vogel

Fragrant Part sun Hot Warm winterSpring LATEfall

Common Name or Meaning The Luwu Trichoglottis [A Province of Sulawesi]

Flower Size .6 to .7" [1.5 to 1.7 cm]

Found in Sulawesi on roadside trees at elevations around 500 meters as a large sized, hot to warm growing epiphtye with a stiffly erect, simple, slightly compressed stem leafy all along the length and carrying distichous, spreading, oblong, very stiff, coriaceous, dark green, paler beneath, often stained grey, tapering and v shaped towards the base, tapering towards the apex, unequally, obtusely bilobed leaves that blooms in the winter and late spring through fall on a lateral, erect, simple to one short branched, rather compressed, 1.8 to 10" [4.5 to 25 cm] long, 2 to 18 flowered inflorescence with 3 imbricate, pale green bracts and carrying slightly fragrant, fleshy, long-lasting flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Malesian Orchid Review Vol 1 2008 photo/drawing fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide