There are 86 species in the genus Trichoglottis. Here’s an interesting one, Trichoglottis scaphigera, with a white background. They are also found with a yellow background. This species is found in Thailand, Malaysia, and Borneo around 400 meters (1,300 feet). This would be a good orchid for those who live in warm climes. It requires temperatures of 75oF to 85oF at night. It should be grown in bright, indirect light. This species is pendant, so it is best grown mounted. The flower is one inch across. Trichoglottis scaphigera blooms in the spring and early summer. Photographer: John Varigos.