Trichotosia oreodoxa (Schltr.) P.F.Hunt 1970 Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cool Fall

Common Name The Mountain Loving Trichotosia

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 1200 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with elongate, flexuous, glabrous rhizome giving rise to simple, terete, leafy stems carrying erect-patent, linear, subacute, sparsely rufous-hispid to subglabrous leaves that blooms in the fall on lateral, thin, arcuate, as long as or a bit longer than the leaves, rufous-villous, rachis flexuous, laxly 3 to 7 flowered inflorescence.

Schlecther states that the flowers are red brown with golden brown hairs and the anther is red edged with white.

Synonyms *Eria oreodoxa Schltr. 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 as Eria oreodoxa Drawing fide;