Trichoglottis philippinensis Lindl. 1845

Photo by David Jubineau

Common Name The Philippine Trichioglottis

Flower Size 1 3/4" [4 cm]

Found in the Philippines and Borneo at elevations of 100 to 300 meters as a medium to large sized, hot growing epiphyte occuring in lowlands and has elongated, erect, branched, leafy stems carrying oblong to oblong-ovate, leaves and blooms in the spring and summer on a short single flowered, axillary inflorescence with fragrant apple scented flowers held close to the stem.

Synonyms Arachnis philippinensis (Lindl.) Ames 1938; Staurochilus philippinensis (Lindl.) Backer 1952; Stauropsis philippinensis (Lindl.) Rchb. f. 1860

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1862 as Stauropsis philippinensis; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 2 Ames 1908 as philippinensis; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 10 1963; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981 drawing/photo fide; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 21 1165 - 1328 Brieger 1988 photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 58 No 2 1994; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchid Australia Vol 11 No 5 1999 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 69 No 8 2000 photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 1 2008 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroides Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #2 2016; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 # 1 2017 drawings fide;