Trichotosia rufa (Schltr.) P.F.Hunt 1970 Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Warm Winter Spring

Common Name The Red Brown Trichotosia [refers to the hairs on the flowers]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 800 meters as a giant sized, warm growing epiphyte with an elongate, flexuous, glabrous rhizome giving rise to simple, terete, leafy pseudobulbs carrying erect-patent, soft and shortly villious, coriaceous, lanceolate-ligulate, obtusely acuminate apically leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a densely rufous-villous short, 3.2 to 5.2" [8 to 13 cm] long, laxly 4 to 8 flowered inflorescence carrying rusty hairy flowers.

Schlechter states that the flowers are pale yellow with red brown hairs

Synonyms *Eria rufa Schltr. 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 as Eria rufa Drawing fide;