Trichotosia velutina (Lodd. ex Lindl.) Kraenzl. 1911 Photo by Everest

Part shadeHotWarm Fall and Summer

Common Name The Velvety Trichotosia

Flower Size to more than 1/2" [to more than 1.25 cm]

This medium to large sized, hot to warm growing epiphytic plant is found low on tree trunks in open forest with seasonally high rainfall and a long dry season or in humid, mossy, mixed and coniferous forests on mossy branches of old gnarled trees at sealevel to 1100 meters or in primary montane forests to elevations of 1450 meters occuring in Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Papua and New Guinea and Borneo with cane-like, softly villous stems forming dense untidy mats carrying coriaceous, oblong-lanceolate, downy beneath leaves and blooms in the summer and fall in nature, on a terminal or laterally from an internode, pendant, pubescent, short to 3" [to 7.5 cm], racemose, to several [6] flowered inflorescence that has 2 hairy floral bracts and a hairy, short-lived flower that does not open well.

Synonyms Dendrobium sessile Gagnep. 1950; Eria monticola var. hirsuta Hook.f. 1890; *Eria velutina Lodd. ex Lindl. 1840; Pinalia velutina (Lodd. ex Lindl.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/1995 as Eria velutina; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 as Eria velutina drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 as Eria velutina drawing ok; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Eria velutina; The Orchids of Papua New Guinea An Introduction Millar 1978 as Eria velutina photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 11 Schlechter/Brieger 1981 photo plant only; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo not = T ferox; Opera Botanica #62 Orchid Genera in Thailand X Seidenfaden 1982 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Wood & Seidenfaden 1992 drawing ok/photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Papua New Guinea Millar 1999 photo not; Lindleyana Vol 15 No 4 2000; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo not = T ferox; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood 2001 as Eria velutina photos not = t ferox; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 42/3 2001 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo hmm; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 4 part 1 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2005; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; 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; A Guide to Orchids of Myanmkar Kurzweil & Lwin 2014 photo fide;

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