Trichotosia poculata (Ridl.) Kranzl. 1911

Detail of Inflorescence union with stem

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

Full shade Hot Cool LATERSummer

Common Name The Cup-Shaped Thrixspermum [Refers to the cup shaped junction of the stem with the inflorescence]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in penninsular Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo on tree trunks over running water at elevations of sea level to 1800 meters a large sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with thick stems enveloped by distichous, leaf bearing sheaths carrying stiff, tapering towards the apex, acute leaves that blooms in the later summer on a very short, dense, to .4" [1 cm] long, successively several flowered inflorescence with broad, pubescent bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of the Malayan Penninsula Ridley 1908 as Eria poculata; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 as Eria poculata; The Orchids of Penninsular Malyasia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing good; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman etal & Wood 2001; Orchids of Sumatra J B Comber 2001; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001; 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