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Family: Orchidaceae Subfamily: Epidendroideae Tribe: Vandeae SubTribe: Aeridinae

Genus:Trichoglottis Specie: Trichoglottis smithii Common name: Smith's trichoglottis .

 

This wild orchid is found in the open forests of Borneo and Sumatra at elevations of up to 1300 meters (4,265 feet). It thrives in warm to hot conditions. It is a small to medium sized epiphyte with a stem carrying leaves which bloom in the spring and fall. The inflorescence have one or two small flowers of about 2.65 cm (1.1 inch) across. The flowers are fragrant.

 

The genus is named in reference to its hairy lip. It was named after a Belgian gardener and botanist in Indonesia. (Synonyms Trichoglottis appendiculifera Holttum 1969). {Condensed from Orchids wiki and Internet Orchid Species Photo Encyclopedia.}

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Trichoglottis smithii {Smith's Trichoglottis} at Kipandi Butterfly Park.

 

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Pankaj Oudhia’s Ethnobotanical Surveys in India 1990-2012

Medicinal Plants of India with reference to Healing Flora of Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Karnataka, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Orissa, Rajasthan, Tamilnadu, Punjab, Haryana, West Bengal, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.

-This picture is a part of Compilation of Pankaj Oudhia’s Research Works at Indira Gandhi Agricultural University, Raipur, India (1990-2001),

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For details please visit

www.pankajoudhia.com

Life Saving Medicinal Plants from Pankaj Oudhia’s Medicinal Plant Database at Flickr

www.flickr.com/photos/pankajoudhia/

scribd.com/pankajoudhia

 

( Also at Scribd--Pankaj Oudhia’s series on Interesting Stories behind the Names of Plants in India. 1-100)

 

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Taeniophyllum alwisii Lindl.

Tainia bicornis (lIndl.) Reichb

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Vanda tessellata (Roxb.) Hook ex. G. Don

Vanda testacea (Lindl.) Reichb

Vanda wightii Reichb.

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Vanilla walkeriae Wight

Vanilla wightiana Lindl.

Zeuxine affinis (Lindl.) Benth.ex. Hook.f.

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Zeuxine longilabris (Lindl.) Benth ex Hook.

Alpinia abundiflora Burtt & Smith

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