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Trichoglottis rigida
1883 illustration[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
Subtribe: Aeridinae
Alliance: Trichoglottis
Genus: Trichoglottis
Type species
Trichoglottis retusa
Selected Species
Trichoglottis australiensis by Lewis Roberts.

Trichoglottis, abbreviated Trgl in horticultural trade, is a genus of plant in family Orchidaceae. It contains about 60 species found mostly in Southeast Asia (Indochina, Indonesia, Philippines, etc.) with a few species in China, the Indian Subcontinent, and various islands of the Pacific and Indian Oceans.[2][3][4]

Trichoglottis atropurpurea[edit]

The bracteate trichoglottis is an epiphytic species is from the Philippines which grows in warm or hot weather from sea level all the way to an elevation of 300 meters. It can grow from small to large in size and in the spring and summer it usually produces 1-2 fragrant flowers per shoot.



  1. ^ Francisco Manuel Blanco (O.S.A.) - Flora de Filipinas
  2. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  3. ^ Lamb, A. (2008). The genus Trichoglottis in Sabah. Malesian Orchid Journal 1: 17-40.
  4. ^ Flora of China, v 25 p 453, 毛舌兰属 mao she lan shu, Trichoglottis Blume, Bijdr. 359. 1825.

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