!Devogelia intonsa Schuit. 2004 Photos courtesy of André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Partial ShadeCoolSpringfall

Common Name or Meaning The Tightly Leafed Devogelia

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in the Moluccas and New Guinea in lower montane oak forests at elevations of 1170 to 1280 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with 1" [2.5 cm] between each, broadly ovoid, 4 noded pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 3 to 4, elongate sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, rather stiff, inarticulate, plicate, narrowly elliptic, gradually narrowing below into the channeled, long-petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and fall on a terminal, 17.2" to 3' 8" [43 to 110 cm] long, racemose, glabrous, 9 to 11 flowered, terete inflorescence with 5 to 7 widely spaced, tubular, oblique bracts and persistent, glabrouis, suborbicular, concave, rounded-obtuse floral bracts carrying successively opening flower with only a few open at any one time.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol III Shuiteman and de Vogel 2006