Trichotosia aurea (Ridl.) Carr 1935

Photo by J.B.Comber and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz HerbariaWebsite

Common Name The Golden Trichotosia

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found only in Borneo in lower montane forests, mixed dipterocarpforests, oak/laurel forests, open pdodzol forests, open mossy ridge forests with bamboos and rattans at elevations around 600 to 2000 meters as a giant sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect stems carrying linear, acute, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the fall on short, few to several flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Eria aurea Ridl.1908; Eria rhombilabris J.J.Sm. 1927

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993 as T aff aurea; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo fide;

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