Trichotosia vulpina [Rchb.f]Kraenzel. 1911

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Common Name Fox-like Trichotosia [refering to the color of the hairs on the leaf]

Flower Size 1/16" [1 cm]

This small sized, hot to cool growing, epiphytic plant from the Philippines occurs at elevations of 50 to 1600 meters and has cane like stems with 2 ranked, oblong-lanceolate, acute, red pubescent below, silky above leaves and blooms in the spring on a hairy, 4" to 8" [10 to 20 cm] long, zigzag inflorescence with hairy bracts and flowers.

Synonyms *Eria vulpina Rchb. f. 1855; Pinalia vulpina (Rchb. f.) Kuntze 1879

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855 as Eria vulpina; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 2 Ames 1908 as Eria vulpina ; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1914/1985 as Eria collina; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 5 Ames 1915 as Eria vulpina; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981 as Eria vulpina; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 as Eria vulpina; Orchids of Vanuatu Lewis & Cribb 1989; The Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003;