!Diglyphosa latifolia Blume 1825 Photo by Budi Haryatna and his Flicker Orchid Photo Page


Flower Closeup

Plant and Flower Photos by Rudi Hromniak and his and his Orchid Webpage

Fragrance Full shadeWarmCool Spring

Common Name The Broad Leafed Diglyphosa - In China Mi Hua Lan

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Yunnan province of China, Nepal, Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Sulawesi, Borneo, the Philippines and New Guinea in dark spots in forests with lots of rich soil with humus at elevations around 1100 to 1900 meters as a medium sized, warm growing terrestrial with a creeping rhizome carrying a tall cylindrical pseudobulb with a single, apical, plicate, oval, obtuse leaf which gradually narrows into a 8" [20 cm] long, purple stalked, petiole that blooms in the spring on a basal, 8" [20 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence enveloped basally with several, tubular to acuminate bracts and dark purple, narrow, reflexed, floral bracts that come over the ovary and holding the Bulbophyllum-like, foul smelling [chicken feces] flowers towards the apice

Synonyms Chrysoglossum latifolium [Bl.] Benth. & Hook.f. 1889; Chrysoglossum macrophyllum King & Pantl. 1895; Diglyphis latifolia {Bl.] Bl. 1858; Diglyphosa macrophylla (King & Pantl.) King & Pantl. 1907

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854 drawing fide; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as D macrophylla drawing fide; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as D macrophylla; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing ok; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Orchids Holttum 1953; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture vol 2 Pradhan 1979 as D macrophyllum drawing fide; Die Orchideen Band 3 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas Liferung #14 820 - 880 1984 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Band 3 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas Liferung #14 820 - 880 1984 as D macrophylla drawing fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden 1992 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photos fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 photo ok; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002 drawing fide; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol III Shuiteman and de Vogel 2006; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide