Trichoglottis magnicallosa Ames & C.Schweinf. 1920

Side View of Flower Photo by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbarium Website

Flower Closeup Front? Photo by Eric Hunt.

Part Shade Warm Spring

Common Name The Large Callose Trichoglottis [refers to the large prominent swelling on the mid-lobe of the lip]

Flower Size 1.6 to 1.8" [4 to 4.5 cm]

Found in Sabah, Borneo in mixed, ridge-top or hill forests at elevations of 500 to 900 meters as a medium to large sized, warm growing epiphyte with pendant to suberect, slightly fractiflex stems enveloped completely by leaf-bearing sheaths and each carrying distichous, horizontally spreading, oblong-elliptic to oblong, obliquely and obtusely bilobed apically, mucronate, many nerved, mid vein carinate below leaves that blooms in the spring on a sessile, 1 to rarely 3 flowered inflorescence arising through the middle or lower half of the leaf sheaths and carrying showy, rigid and fleshy flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Borneo Vol 4 Woods 2003 drawing photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 1 2008 photos fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 4 2009; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide