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Trichoglottis atropurpurea
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Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Trichoglottis (Greek, hair and tongue, referring to the fine hairs on the labellum). Orchidaceae. Epiphytic herbs, occasionally grown in the warmhouse. Sts. leafy, elongated, not pseudobulbous: lvs. distichously arranged along the st., narrow: peduncles lateral, very short, 1-to few-fld.: fls. small or medium; sepals spreading, lateral very broad at the base, dorsal oblong; petals like the dorsal sepal; lip adnate with the column- foot, forming a long horizontal spur-like chin, spreading above, lateral lobes erect, short, midlobe rather broad, spreading; column short, wingless; pollinia 2, globose.—About 30 species, Malaya and the Philippines. T. Solerederi, Kranzl. Sts. elongated: lvs. fleshy, somewhat lanceolate, up to 5 in. long, about 1 in. wide: racemes 1-fld.: sepals obovate-oblong, 4-5 lines long, bright green, each with 5 transverse brown-purple bands; petals much smaller, similar in color, but with only 3 bands; lip 1/2 in. long, white, soon becoming yellowish with 2 blood-red spots on the disk. Philippines. T. Dawsoniana, Reichb. f. (Cleisostoma Dawsoniana, Reichb. f.). Scape 6-10 in. high, stout: lvs. 3-8 in. long, oblanceolate: fls. 2 in. diam., yellow-green barred with brown; sepals oblong - lanceolate; petals shorter; lip subsessile, side lobes oblong, midlobe ovate, acute, with a short falcate wing on each side of the tip. Burma. CH

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