Trichoglottis sitihasmahae J.J.Wood & A.L.Lamb 2008

Plant and Flower

Photo by Martin Epicphals and Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Part Shade Hot Warm Winter

Common Name Tun Dr. Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali's Trichoglottis [Indonesian Former First Lady and orchid enthusiast current ]

Flower Size 1 .8" [4.5 cm]

Found in the mount Kinabalu area of Borneo in hill to upper hill transitional forests at elevations of 400 to 900 meters as a medium to large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with an erect, clambering, entirely enveloped by leaf bearing sheaths carrying, many, arranged laterally, oblong, ligulate, obliquely obtusely bilobed, sometimes narrowing below the base, stiff, thick, coriaceous leaves that blooms in the winter on a lateral, arising from the leaf sheath base opposite the leaf, sessile, 3 to 5 flowered inflorescence with several per stem and has broadly ovate, obtuse, thick, green floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 1 2008 photo/drawing fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 4 2009; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawings/photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011