Trichotosia paludosa [J.J. Sm.] Kraenzl. 1911

Inflorescence Photos courtesy of André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website


Common Name The Pale Trichotosia

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in New Guinea in lower montane forests at elevations of 700 to 1700 meters as a medium to large sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an elongate, pilose stem carrying patent, narrowly lanceolate, strongly obliquely narrowed, narrowly obtuse, narrowing below into the initially pubescent on both sides then glabrous, conduplicate petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late winter, early spring and fall on a laxly racemose, 2 to 2.75" [5 to 6.8 cm] long, 8 to 10 flowered, villose inflorescence with patent, orbicular-ovate to ovate, acuminate floral bracts

Synonyms *Eria paludosa 1908

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1914/1985; New Papusian Orchids J J Smith 1934 as E paludosa; Flora Malesia Orchids of New Guinea Vol V 2008