!Ceratochilus biglandulosus Blume 1825

Photo by Lourens Grobler

Flower Closeup

Photo by Stefan Paeffgen

Common Name The Two-Glanded Ceratochilus

Flower Size 1 to 1.5" [2.5 to 3.75 cm]

Found in Java in higher montane forests on mossy and lichen covered trees at elevations of 1000 to 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing, monopodial epiphyte monopodial orchid has a short, tiny, densely leafy stem with two ranked, thick, fleshy, terete and deeply channeled above, acute, mostly green but can be red speckled [usually denotes that it is exposed to full sun] leaves that blooms at any time of the year on several axillary, short single flowered inflorescence with up to three arising from near the apex of the stem carrying flowers larger than the entire plant.

This species needs to be grown in partial shade with fertilizer given year round.

Synonyms Trichoglottis biglandulosa (Blume) Kocyan & Schuit. 2014

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854 drawing fide; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 21 1165 - 1328 Brieger 1988 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 68 No 7 1999 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 4 2005 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 72 #1 2008 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #4 2011 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide; A Compendium of Miniature Orchid Species Parsons & Gerritsen 2013 photofide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroides Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014 as T biglandulosa