Common name: Thin Trichoglottis

S. India, Sri Lanka (as per WCSP)

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Epiphytes, to 60 cm high, stem terete, woody, scandent. Leaves 3 x 1-1.5 cm, elliptic-oblong, obtuse. Flowers yellow, in few-flowered, 15-20 cm long, stout raceme; dorsal sepal elliptic, obtuse, 5-veined; lateral sepals oblanceolate, falcate, obtuse, 3-veined; petals smaller than sepals, oblong, obtuse, 5-veined; lip adnate to the base of column, 7 x 7.5 mm, 3-lobed; lateral lobes oblong, lanceolate, obtuse; midlobe ovate, obtuse, 3-lobuled, rounded; spur 3 x 1 mm, cylindrical; column and foot very short; pollinia 2.
Flowering and fruiting: April-May
Evergreen and shola forests
South India and Sri Lanka

(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from India Biodiversity Portal)




It is my pleasure to share few images of Trichoglottis tenera (Orchidaceae

Ref: http://florakarnataka.ces.iisc.ernet.in/hjcb2/herbsheet.php?id=3213&cat=1

Ref: http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/kew-208220

Ref: http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Thin%20Trichoglottis.html

Ref: http://keralaplants.in/keralaplantsdetails.aspx?id=Trichoglottis_tenera 

Habit: Herb 

Habitat: Wild, epiphytic, Shola forest. 

Sighting: Mullaianagiri, Chikmagalur, Karnataka, about 1700 msl 

Date: 03-05-2016


Thanks, … Again a new species for efi.


It is found in the mid elevational range in the southern and central western Ghats and Sri Lanka
I found this species at Sringeri, Koppa, Saklespur areas





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