!Trichotosia ferox (Blume) Korth. ex Blume 1856 Photo by Eric Hunt and his Flicker Orchid Photostream

Inflorescence Photo courtesy of Nik Fahmi and his Vortex Orchid Page.

Plant and Flower in situ Mt Kinabalu Borneo

Plant and Flowers in situ Cameron Highlands Malaysia Photo by David Kuehn

Common Name The Ferocious-Looking Trichotosia

Flower Size 3/4" [1.85 cm]

Found in peninsular Malaysia, Borneo, Sumatra and Java in exposed places in humid mountains at elevations of 820 to 1900 meters as a giant sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or terrestrial with pendulous, terete, leafy throughout stems carrying oblong-lanceolate, acuminate leaves covered with light brown hairs and blooms on limply pendulous, 4" [10 cm] long, pilose inflorescence with several flowers that arise in the summer in situ.

Synonyms *Eria ferox Blume 1856; Eria pyrrhotricha Ridl. 1914; Eria virescens Schltr. 1912; Pinalia ferox (Blume) Kuntze 1891; Trichotosia pyrrhotricha Ridl. 1924

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1856 Eria ferox; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857 Eria ferox; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905 as Eria ferox; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 as Eria ferox drawing fide; Flora of the Malayan Penninsula Ridley 1908 as Eria ferox; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 6 Ames 1920 as Eria ferox; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 as Eria ferox; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 as Eria ferox drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Eria ferox; Opera Botanica #62 Orchid Genera in Thailand X Seidenfaden 1982 drawing good; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo ok; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993 photo not = T vestita; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman etal & Wood 2001; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 3 2004; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 4 part 1 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2005 photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo good; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide

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