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

Inflorescence

Flower Closeup

Plant and Flower Photos courtesy of 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 China as well as Nepal to Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Sulawesi, 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 ok; 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; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas # 43-46 Thuniinae etc 1984 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 2002 photos fide; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; 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

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