Trichoglottis acutifolia Ridl. 1920

Plant Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Part SunWarmCool WinterSpringSummerFall

Common Name The Pointed Leaf Trichoglottis

Flower Size 1/4" [.8 cm]

Found in Myanmar and penninsular Thailand as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a monopodial stem carrying linear, narrowing gradually to a mucronate, entire apex, narrowly clasping base leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on a short, single to 2 flowered inflorescence with several at each node held close in to the stem and leaf base.

Very similar to and often confused with T bipunctata but differs in the spotted sepals and petals as well as in the much wider leaf with an entire to mucronate apex and the triangular lip with an obtuse apex.

Synonyms Cleisostoma bipunctatum (C.S.P.Parish & Rchb.f.) Hook.f. 1890; Gastrochilus bipunctatus (C.S.P.Parish & Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Saccolabium bipunctatum C.S.P.Parish & Rchb.f. 1874; Saccolabium miserum Ridl. 1896 ; Trichoglottis bipunctata (C.S.P.Parish & Rchb.f.) Tang & F.T.Wang 1951; Trichoglottis misera (Ridl.) Holttum 1947

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Of Malaysia Vol 1 Holttum 1957; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfadden and Wood 1992; AOS Bulletin Vol 71 No 12 2002 Photo FIDE;