Trichoglottis pusilla (Teijsm. & Binn.) Rchb. f. 1856 Photo by Jay Pfahl

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Plant and Flowers Photos by © Milan Vágner

Narrower Flower Photo by © Egon Krogsgaard


Common Name The Tiny Trichoglottis

Flower Size 3/4" [2.3cm]

Found in Java and Sumatra on isolated trees high up on small branches in bright light at elevations of 1000 to 2000 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing, monopodial epiphyte with strap-shaped, narrowed apically and unevenly bidentate, v-channeled leaf that blooms in the fall and winter on an axillary, successively few [3] flowering, pale green, purple suffused, axillary, 1.6" [4 cm] long inflorescence with slightly fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Trichoglottis cochlearis Rchb.f. 1883; Trichoglottis pusilla f fatoviciana Chotco 2008; *Vanda pusilla Teijsm. & Binn. 1853

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1856; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2002; Australian Orchid Review Vol 73 No 2 2008 photo as Trichoglottis pusilla f fatoviciana; Orchid Digest Vol 72 #1 2008 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide