Trichoglottis orchidea (J.König) Garay 1972

Plant and Inflorescence

Side View Of Flower

Lip and Column Closeup Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl

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Common Name The Orchis-Like Trichoglottis

Flower Size 3/8" [1.15 cm]

Found in Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, the Nicobar Islands, Malaysia and Java at elevations of 50 to 600 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with an elongate slender stem carrying imbricating, basally clasping, acute, ovate leaves and blooms in the late spring through summer on a short, axillary, single flowered inflorescence holding the flower close to the stem with flowers occurring with 1 to 2 inflorescence at each and every leaf junction.

Synonyms Ceratochilus orchideus (J.König) Lindl. 1833; Cleisostoma tenuicaule King & Pantl. 1897; *Epidendrum orchideum J.König 1791; Limodorum orchideum (J.König) Willd. 1805; Saccolabium cornigerum Ridl. 1896; Saccolabium pantlingii Ridl. 1907; Saccolabium peperomioides Kraenzl 1901; Trichoglottis cirrhifera Teijsm. & Binn. 1853; Trichoglottis quadricornuta Kurz 1876; Trichoglottis tenuicaulis (King & Pantl.) J.J.Sm. 1912; Trichoglottis tetraceras Ridl. 1896

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905 as T cirrhifera; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905 as T cirrhifera; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 as T cirrhifera drawing hmm; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 as T cirrhifera drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988 as T cirrhifera drawing fide; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988 as T cirrhifera drawing fide/photo not = T lanceolaria, See T lanceolaria photo fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 as T cirrhifera photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 as T cirrhifera drawing/photo fide A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo ok; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo good; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 as T quadricornuta

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