Trichoglottis smithii Carr 1935 Photo by Eric Hunt and his Flicker Orchid Photostream

Lip Detail Photos by David Jubineau and His Bulbophyllum & Co. WebsiteCopyright

Another Flower in BorneoPhoto by Peter Maxwell


Common Name Smith's Trichoglottis [Dutch gardener J.J.Smith [Bogor] and botanist in Indonesia early 20th cen.]

Flower Size 1.1" [2.65 cm]

Found in Borneo and Sumatra in fairly open forest, swampy forest or on poor sandstone ridge soils at elevations of sealevel [700] to 1300 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to cool growing, monopodial, scandent epiphyte with a rigid, elliptic, rooting and climbing stem carrying oblong, unequally and obtusely bilobed apically, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the spring and fall on an axillary, .1" [3mm] long, successively one to two flowered inflorescence with small triangular floral bracts carrying fleshy, slightly fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Trichoglottis appendiculifera Holttum 1969; Trichoglottis quadricornuta J.J.Sm. 1927

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993 photo fide; Orchids of Borneo Vol Chan, Lamb, Shim & Wood 1994 drawing/photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood 2001 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 1 2008 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 78 No 1 2009 photo; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 4 2009; 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 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 77 #2 2013 photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroides Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #3 2019 photo fide;