Trichotosia vestita (Lindl.) Kraenzl. 1911

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

Another Flower? Photo courtesy of Nik Fahmi

Common Name or Meaning The Dressed Trichotosia [refers to the furry back side to the sepals and petals]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in penninsular Malaysia, Borneo and Sumatra in lowland forests and foothills as a giant sized, hot growing epiphyte with very long, pendulous stems carrying lanceolate, acute, rufous pubescent leaves that are 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] apart and blooms in the fall on a densly long-pubescent, 8 to 12" [20 to 30 cm] long, fractiflex rachis, few to several flowered inflorescence with ovate, red apically, green basally floral bracts and has flowers that do not open widely and are pubescent on the outside.

Synonyms Dendrobium vestitum Wall. ex Lindl. 1830; *Eria vestita Lindl. 1844; Pinalia vestita (Wall. ex Lindl.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95 as Eria vestita; Flora of the Malayan Penninsula Ridley 1908 as Eria vestita; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Eria vestita; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Eria vestita drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 11 Schlechter/Brieger 1981 photo plant only; A Guide to Orchids of the World Hodgson, Paine & Anderson 1991 as Eria vestita drawing ok; The Orchids of Penninsular Mayasia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993 as T ferox not photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman etal & Wood 2001; Orchids of Borneo Wood Vol 4 2003 drawing/photo fide; 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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