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Trichoglottis cirrhifera Teijsm. & Binn.

Family Name: Orchidaceae
Semi-Shade Moderate Water Ornamental Flowers Epiphyte


Family Name
Genus Epithet
Species Epithet
Name Authority
Name Status (botanical)

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Growth Form Epiphyte


Native Distribution Cambodia, Laos, Nicobar Islands, Thailand, Jawa and Malaya. 
Native Habitat Terrestrial
Local Conservation Status Exotic (Horticultural / Cultivated Only)

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form It is an epiphytic orchid, can grow up to 1.5m in length. 
Foliage The leaves are basally clasping, imbricating and ovate in shape. 
Stems The stems are long and slender.
Flowers The flowers are borne on axillary, single-flowered inflorescences which are located at the leaf axils. The flower has yellow sepals and petals with maroon blotches. The flower lip is light yellow to white. 

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers
Landscape Uses Parks & Gardens, Small Gardens

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade
Water Preference Moderate Water
Propagation Method Seed, Stem Cutting

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower & Plant Sexuality 1 Bisexual Flowers
Flower Colour(s) Yellow / Golden, Red
Flower Grouping Solitary
Flower Location Axillary

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Master ID 31734
Species ID 6133
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Species record last updated on: 16 June 2021.