Plocoglottis lacuum J.J.Sm. 1935 TYPE Drawing by J J Smith

Common Name The ? Plocoglottis

Flower Size 1.12" [2.8 cm]

Found in New Guinea in lowland forests at elevations of 10 to 450 meters as a large sized, hot growing terrestrial with a creeping rhizome with 1.72 to 3.7" [4.3 to 8.1 cm] between each cylindrical to angular stems carrying 6 to 12, lanceolate to sometimes linear, acuminate, glabrous, yellowish, plicate, 3 to 6 prominent veined beneath, cuneate below into the petiolate to sessile base leaves that blooms in the fall, winter and spring on an erect, peduncle densely pubescent, with tubular, obtuse to acuminate, sparsely pubescent bracts, 14.8 to 25.6" [37 to 64 cm] long, rachis 17.6 to 45.2" [44 to 113 cm] long, 42.4 to 58.4" [106 to 146 cm] long overall, 30 to 162 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate to triangular-lanceolate, acuminate, densely pubescent, 5 to 6 prominently veined floral bracts and carrying dark yellow flowers with reddish brown spots becoming red in the center and a wholly cream colored lip.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Nova Guinea 18 J J Smith 1935 16, pl. 4, fig. 5 drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 15 881 - 944 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1984

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