Plocoglottis bicomata L.O.Williams 1938 Photo by John Varigos and His Orchid webpage

Another Flower Angle

PlantPhotos by Takato NATSU from Japan and his Japan Orchids Page

Part Shade Cool Spring

Common Name The Double Hirsute Plocoglottis

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in the Philippines at elevations around 1300 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with large pseudobulbs carrying 4, apical, lanceolate, acuminate, plicate, distincly 3 veined, gradually narrowing below into the elongate petiolate base leaves that are sheathed basally by brown scarious sheaths and blooms on a lateral from the base, erect, shortly hairy, to 8" [20 cm] long, loosely one to successively few flowered inflorescence with triangular, lanceolate, acuminate, hairy bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidiana Philippiana 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 fide;