Plocoglottis lancifolia J.J.Sm. 1908 TYPE Drawing by © J J Smith

Common Name The Lanceolate-Leaved Plocoglottis

Flower Size 1.16" [2.9 cm]

Found in New Guinea in lowland forests at elevations around 150 meters as a small to medium sized, hot growing terrestrial with a creeping rhizome giving rise to small pseudobulbs carrying a single, linear, acute-acuminate, plicate, 5 prominent veined beneath, narrowing below into the conduplicate, channeled, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect, longer than the leaf, peduncle pubescent, 12 to 13.2" [30 to 33 cm] long, rachis 4.8 to 6" [12 to 15 cm] long, laxly, successively many flowered inflorescence with triangular, basally patent, falcate, pubescent, long-acumiante apically floral bracts and carrying dark greenish-yellow flowers with red dots a white colored lip and a yellow column.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bull. Dép. Agric. Indes Néerl. 19: 33 J J Smith 1908 drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 15 881 - 944 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1984