Plocoglottis confertiflora J.J.Sm. 1907 SECTION Plocoglottis

Plant and Flowers

Flower Close up Photos courtesy of © Dr. E.F. de Vogel, and André Schuiteman and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Full shade Hot Spring

Common Name The Compressed Flower Plocoglottis

Flower Size .6" [1.7 cm]

Found in New Guinea in lowland forests at elevations of 250 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with an erect, angular-subcylindrical, tapering towards the apex pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, plicate, 7 veined, elliptic-oblong, keeled underneath, acute-acuminate apically, channeled petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a basal, erect, pubescent, to 16.4" [to 41 cm] long, 11 to 17 flowered inflorescence with successively opening, non-resupinate flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 15 881 - 944 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1984; Flora Malesia Orchids of New Guinea Vol V Shuiteman and de Vogel 2008