Trichotosia iodantha (Schltr.) P.F.Hunt 1970

Plant and Inflorescence Photos courtesy of André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Part Sun WarmCool LATE Fall THROUGH Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Violet Anther Trichotosia

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found only in New Guinea and the Solomon Islands in lowland and lower montane forests on tall trees at elevations of 900 to 1200 meters as a large sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an elongate, flexuous, glabrous, terete stem carrying oblique, elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate, narrowing towards the apex and base, subglabrous, pubescent leaves that blooms in the late fall through spring on a lateral, erect, densely brown long hairy, 3.6" [9 cm] long, 8 to 10 flowered inflorescence with elliptic, obtuse floral bracts.

Synonyms *Eria iodantha Schltr. 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912/1985 as Eria iodantha drawing fide; Lowland Orchids of Papua New Guinea O'Byrne 1994 drawing fide; Flora Malesia Orchids of New Guinea Vol V 2008;