Trichoglottis maculata (J.J. Sm.) J.J. Sm. 1918 Photo courtesy of © Jaap Vermeulen, André Schuiteman and Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Part shade Hot Cool Summer

Common Name The Spotted Trichoglottis

Flower Size .24 to .32" [6 to 8 mm]

Found in penninsular Malaysia, Sabah Borneo, Java and Sumatra in hill forests at elevations of 250 to 1300 meters as a large to giant sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with thin, pendulous, basally freely branching, elongate stems carrying many, linear-lanceolate, leathery, rigid, acute leaves that blooms in the summer on a very short, 1 to 3, flowered, fractiflex inflorescence with broadly triangular, very short, obtuse floral bracts.

This species and T lanceolaria are very close and differ most in the two acute tips to the side of the milobe

Synonyms *Trichoglottis lanceolaria var. maculata J.J. Sm. 1905

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Smith 1905 as T lanceolaria var maculata; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; 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 Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 1 2008 photo hmm; 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