Trichoglottis tenera (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1872

Plant and Flowers Photo by © Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Inflorescence Photo by © The Enchanting Kerala Website

Part sun WarmCool Winter Spring

Common Name The Thin Trichoglottis

Flower Size .4 to .64" [1 to 1.6 cm]

Found in southern India and Sri Lanka in submontane and tropical, wet, evergreen forests at elevations up to 1900 meters as a miniature to small sized [each plantlet] as a warm to cool growing epiphyte with thin, nonpseudobulbous, green, flecked with red stems carrying alternate, distichous, oblong to linear-oblong, recurved, notched apically, midrib goes beyond forming a pointed apically spine that blooms in the mid winter and spring on a stout, peduncle [.5 to 1 cm] long, 2 flowered inflorescence with broadly ovate, speckled pink inside, obtuse, single veined floral bracts.

Synonyms Cleisostoma tenerum (Lindl.) Hook.f. 1890; *Oeceoclades tenera Lindl.1833; Oeonia alata A.Rich. 1841; Saccolabium tenerum (Lindl.) Lindl. 1859

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon Vol 2 Dassanayake & Fosberg 1981 drawing fide; Orchids of Nilgiris Joseph 1987 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 21 1165 - 1328 Brieger 1988; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroides Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014 photo fide