Trichoglottis seidenfadenii Aver. 1988 Photo by Christian Demetrio & Dalton Holland Baptista

Commonly attributed to T seidenfaendii?? Photo by David P. Banks Australia Copyright Control


Common Name Seidenfadden's Trichoglottis [Danish Taxomonist died 2001]

Flower Size 4/5 to 1 1/4" [2 to 3 cm]

A medium sized, warm to hot growing monopodial epiphyte that is found in Vietnam and Thailand in semi-deciduous and deciduous dry lowland forests and savana-like woodlands at elevations of sealevel to 700 meters with elongated stems carrying alternate, oblong to elliptic, apically unequally bilobed, narrowly linear leaves that blooms on a sessile, axillary, single flowered inflorescence with the flowers held close to the stem and occuring in the summer.

This species is often sold with the trade name T sagarikii an unpublished epiteth made popular by Jones & Scully in the 70's. It has also been sold as T tomentosa, a properly published name that was preceded by T seidenfadenii.

Synonyms Trichoglottis sagarikii hort; Trichoglottis tomentosa Seidenf. 1988

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 5 1979 as T sagarikii photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 21 1165 - 1328 Brieger 1988 photo ok; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988 as T tomentosa drawing/photo fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994 drawing fide to the first photo; Orchids Australia Vol 10 No 5 1998 photo; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 8 2005 photo/drawing fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 as T tomentosa photo good;