Trichotosia gracilis (Hook. f.) Kraenzl. 1911

Photo by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Another Angle Photos by Art Vogel

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt

Common Name The Delicate Trichotosia

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and Borneo in lowland forests at elevations of sea-level to 200 meters [in Malaysia stated as moderate elevations in the mountains] as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with stiff, apically narrowing, hairy on margins leaves and hairy on the front of the sheaths that blooms in the summer on a short, successsively 1, to 3 flowered, racemose inflorescence

Synonyms *Eria gracilis Hook. f. 1890; Eria oligantha Hook.f. 1890; Pinalia gracilis (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891; Pinalia oligantha (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891; Trichotosia oligantha (Hook.f.) Kraenzl. 1911

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Vol 21 Hooker 1892 as Eria gracilis drawing ok; Icones Plantarum Vol 21 Hooker 1892 as Eria oligantha drawing ok; Flora of the Malayan Penninsula Ridley 1908 as Eria oligantha; Flora of the Malayan Penninsula Ridley 1908 as Eria gracilis; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1953; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Eria gracilis; Opera Botanica #62 Orchid Genera in Thailand X Seidenfaden 1982 drawing good/photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing/photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 photo ok; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman etal & Wood 2001; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide

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