Trichoglottis zollingeriana (Kraenzl.) J.J.Sm. 1906

Plant and Flowers

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Fragrant Part Shade Hot winter

Common Name Zollinger's Trichoglottis [German Orchid Enthusiast later 1800's]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in northern Borneo in lowland forests at elevations around 400 meters as a large sized, hot growing epiphyte with clusters of pendent, somewhat zig-zag, elongate stems carrying broad, oblong, undulate margined, unequally bilobed apically, basally clasping, dark green leaves that blooms in the winter on 2 to 3, at nodes opposite the leaves, single flowered but with up to three at any one time at each node and carrying slightly fragrant flowers

Synonyms *Cleisostoma zollingerianum Kraenzl. 1897

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Borneo Vol 1 1994 as T scapigera drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 1 2008 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 4 2009