Trichoglottis triflora [Guillaumin]Garay & Seidenfadden 1972

Flower Side View

Photos by © Milan Vágner

Flower Closeup

Lip from above

Another View Photos by © Jay Pfahl


Common Name The Three-Flowered Trichoglottis - In China Mao She Lan

Flower Size 1/5” [.5 cm]

Found in southwestern Thailand and Vietnam in forests on tree trunks at elevations of 1100 to 1200 meters as a monopodial, miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with clustered erect stems carrying 6 to 7, distichous-equitant, recurved, often conduplicate, obtuse and unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms on a short, axillary, 2 to 5 flowered inflorescence with the flowers held close to the stem occuring in the spring and summer.

Synonyms *Saccolabium triflorum Guillaumin 1956

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Botanisk Tidsskrift bd 68 hft 1 Contributions to the Orchid Flora of Thailand V Seidedenfaden 1973 drawing fide; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988 drawing/photo fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo ok; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo ok; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo plant only;