Chrysoglossum reticulatum Carr 1935

Photo by Chan, Shim, Lamb and Wood 1994

Common Name or Meaning The Netted Chrysoglossum [refers to the color pattern on the flower]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Sarawak and Sabah Borneo near Mount Kinabalu in montane rain forests at elevation of 1300 to 2000 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial orchid with slender, cylindric, close set, tapering towards the apex pseudobulbs carrying a single, plicate, linear-lanceolate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the elongate petiolate base leaf that blooms at most any time of the year on a erect, to 36.8" [to 92 cm] long, successively 15 to 30 flowered inflorescence with 3 to 4 internodes and patent, ovate, 3 to 5 nerved floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Plants of Mt Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993 photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Borneo Chan, Lamb, Shim and Wood 1994 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Monographs Vol 8 Revisions of the Orchid Genera Leiden 1997 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood 2001 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 3 2009 photo good; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011;