Trichotosia microphylla Blume 1825

TYPE DrawingPhoto by J B Comber/ TYPE Drawing by © J J Smith and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Another Flower

Plant and Flower Photos courtesy of André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III

Deep Shade Warm cool winter

Common Name The Small Leafed Trichotosia - In China Xiao Ye Mao Qiao Lan

Flower Size .3" [7.5mm]

Found in Thailand, Malaysia, Laos, Vietnam, Borneo, Java and Sumatra in swamp, oak/laurel and lower montane forests at elevations of 600 to 2000 meters as a small to medium sized, pendant, warm to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with a long, creeping, branching rhizome giving rise to 2 rows of oblong, obtuse, fleshy, pubescent leaves with about 2.4" [6 cm] between each one and blooms in the winter on a densely hairy, .2" [4 mm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a hairy, linear floral bracts and hairy flowers.

I am not 100% sure of this determination so use with caution.

Synonyms Eria microphylla (Blume) Blume 1856; Pinalia microphylla (Blume) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905 as Eria microphylla; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 as Eria microphylla drawing ok; Contributions to the Knowledge of the Flora of Sumatra Schlechter 1911 as E microphylla; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Orchids Holttum 1957 as Eria microphylla; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 Eria microphylla; Contribution to a Revision of the Orchid Flora of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam Seidenfaden 1975 as Eria microphylla; Opera Botanica #62 Orchid Genera in Thailand X Seidenfaden 1982 drawing fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo?; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Wood & Sieidenfaden 1992 drawing fide/photo fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993 photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo good; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman etal & Wood 2001; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 as Eria microphylla photo plant only; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photo ok; 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; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide

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