Spathoglottis portus-finschii Kraenzl. 1889 SECTION Lilacinae Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler ©
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Common Name The Port Finch Spathoglottis [A port In New Guinea]
Flower Size 2" [5 cm]
Found in New Guinea in grasslands, rocky hillsides, and in gullies from sealevel to 1200 meters in elevation as a medium to large sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with globose pseudobulbs that lay on the soil surface carrying 4 to 5, plicate leaves and blooms on a basal, 40" [1 meter] long, many successively flowered inflorescence with about 6 flowers open at any one time and can occur at most any time of the year.
Synonyms Spathoglottis hollrungii Kraenzl. 1889; Spathoglottis lauterbachiana Kraenzl. ex K.Schum. & Lauterb. 1900
References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1893; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912/1985 drawing fide; The Orchids of Papua New Guinea An Introduction Millar 1978 photo fide; Lowland Orchids of Papua New Guinea O'Byrne 1994; Flora Malesia Orchids of New Guinea Vol V 2008;