Trichoglottis uexkuelliana J.J.Sm.1906

Photos by Amos Tan and the Asiatic Green Orchids Photo Gallery

Part sun Hot Spring Summer

Common Name Uexkuell's Trochglottis [German Orchid Enthusaist late 1800's]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Kalimantan and Sabah, Borneo in lowland riverine forests at elevations around 300 meters as a medium to large sized, hot growing, pendant epiphyte and has a pendamt stem carrying many broad, elliptic leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on a short, single to 2 flowered inflorescence arising from opposite the leaves

Differs from the closely related T magnicallosa by the shorter sepals and petals as well as the falcate incurved side lobes and the shorter, wider midlobe.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 photo fideOrchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Borneo Vol 3 J.J. Wood 2003; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 1 2008 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 4 2009;