!Trichotosia pauciflora Blume 1825

Plant and Flowers

Photos by J B Comber and Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade HotWarmFall

Common Name The Few Flowered Trichotosia

Flower Size 1/4" [8 mm]

Found in Thailand, Malaysia, Java, Sumatra, Borneo and Lesser Sunda Islands in hill forests on limestone at elevations of 300 to 1000 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with horizontal becoming pendant stems carrying many oblong to lanceolate, acute, shortly brown pubescent leaves that blooms in the fall, arising from the nodes, very short, brown pubescent, 2 to 4 flowered inflorescence and carrying short-lived flowers

Synonyms Eria biflora (Griff.) Lindl. 1859; Eria monticola Hook.f. 1890; Eria pauciflora (Blume) Blume 1856; Eria tuberosa Hook.f. 1890; Eria vrieseana Rchb.f. 1858; Pinalia monticola (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891; Pinalia pauciflora (Blume) Kuntze 1891; Pinalia tuberosa (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891; Trichotosia biflora Griff. 1851; Trichotosia tuberosa (Hook.f.) Kraenzl. 1911

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Vol 21 Hooker 1892 as Eria tuberosa drawing ok; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905 as Eria pauciflora; Flora of the Malayan Penninsula Ridley 1908 as Eria monticola; Flora of the Malayan Penninsula Ridley 1908 as Eria tuberosa; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 as Eria pauciflora drawing fide; Opera Botanica #62 Orchid Genera in Thailand X Seidenfaden 1982 drawing fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Mayasia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001;