Trichoglottis pantherina J.J.Sm. 1903

Photo by Tom Ballinger and his Flickr Orchid Photo website

Another flower showing lip side lobes

Photo by Th Nordhausen and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria website

Part Shade Cool Fall

Common Name The Panther-Like Trichoglottis

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Borneo and Sumatra in wet hill to lower montane forests at elevations of 1000 to 1300 meters as a medium sized, cool growing climbing to scrambling epiphyte with an erect, strongly compressed, elongate stem carrying many, medium sized, linear leaves that blooms in the fall on several axillary, short, single to occasionally 2 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 1 2008 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 4 2009;