Trichoglottis tenuis Ames & C.Schweinf. 1920

Photo by Tom Ballinger and his Flickr Orchid Photo website

Part Shade Warm Fall

Common Name The Delicate Trichoglottis [refers to the thin, delicate leaves]

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Borneo in wet hill to lower montane forests at elevations 500 to 1000 meters as a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with 20 or more, slender, sometimes branching, pendent stems carrying many, oblong, unequally bilobed apically, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the fall on 1 to 2 from each node opposite the leaf, short, 1 to 2 flowered inflorecence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist to the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 1 2008 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 4 2009; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photo fide;