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Trichoglottis

Trichoglottis rigida plate.jpg
Trichoglottis rigida from Flora de Filipinas

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Alliance:
Genus: Trichoglottis
Blume 1825
Type Species
Trichoglottis retusa


Trichoglottis, abbreviated Trgl in horticultural trade, is a genus of plant in family Orchidaceae. It contains about 60 species found in East Asia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Polynesia.

Distribution[]

The genus is distributed through out eastern Asia, mainly in the Philippines.

Description[]

Plants in this genus are epiphytes.

Culture[]

Plant grows in moderate shade and cool to warm temperatures depending on the species. Pot plants in medium fir bark or sphagnum moss. Plants can also be mounted. Water when the potting media is just approaching dryness, but still a bit moist and never allow the potting media to become bone dry.

Naming[]

The genus is named in reference to its hairy lip.

Synonyms[]

  1. Staurochilus Ridley 1900
  2. Stauropsis Rchb.f 1860

Species[]

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