Plocoglottis lucbanensis Ames 1912

Flower with perianth removed Photos by Pieter Pelser and F B Barcelona and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Warm CoolLATE Fall EARLY Winter

Common Name The Lucban Plocoglottis [A town in Quezon province]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in the Philippines at elevations around 1000 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with clustered, purple pseudobulbs enveloped by persistent fibers carrying oblong to lanceolate, plicate, long petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on an erect, hairy, to 20" [50 cm] long, longer than the leaves, few flowered inflorescence.

CAUTION!!!!The flower photos above are close to the described species but not an exact match, so please use with caution


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981 drawing fide/photo ok; Orchidiana Philippiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 15 881 - 944 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1984; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo good