Trichoglottis maculata (J.J. Sm.) J.J. Sm. 1918

Photo © by Jaap Vermeulen, courtesy of 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; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 as T lanceolaria var maculata drawing fide; 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; Wild Orchids of the Casmeron Highlands REACH 2009 as T lancolaria photo fide; 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