Trichoglottis brachiata

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Trichoglottis brachiata (not my photo)

Code: TRGL.0x0000 (2010-02)

Common Name: The Bracteate Trichoglottis
Scented: yes
Light Requirements: partial sun
Temperature Requirements: intermediate to hot
Blooms: spring and summer
Flower Size: 6cm
Synonyms: Trichoglottis atropurpurea Reichb.f. 1877; Trichoglottis philippinensis Lindley var brachiata Ames?

This small to large sized, hot to warm growing, epiphytic species is from the Philippines at elevations of sea-level to 300m with elongated, branching, white roots produced all along the erect, leafy towards the apex stem carrying distichous, coriaceous, oblong to oblong-ovate, retuse, mucronate, carinate leaves stem and blooms on an axillary, short, racemose inflorescence with 1 or 2 fragrant, fleshy flowers occurring in the spring and summer.

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