Pinalia vestita is an orchid species identified by (Wall. ex Lindl.) Kuntze in 1891. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Trichotosia vestita.
ORIGIN: Found in peninsular Malaysia, Borneo and Sumatra in lowland forests and foothills.
DESCRIPTION: Giant sized, hot growing epiphyte with very long, pendulous stems carrying lanceolate, acute, rufous pubescent leaves that are 1.2 to 1.6 [3 to 4 cm] apart and blooms in the fall on a densly long-pubescent, 8 to 12 [20 to 30 cm] long, fractiflex rachis, few to several flowered inflorescence with ovate, red apically, green basally floral bracts and has flowers that do not open widely and are pubescent on the outside.
FLOWER SIZE: 1.2 inches [3 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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