Plocoglottis gigantea (Hook.f.) J.J.Sm. 1933

Yellow Flower

Leaves of Plant Photos by Donald Tan


Common Name The Giant Plocoglottis

Flower Size 1.5" [3.8 cm]

Found in Penninsular Malaysia, Thailand, Sumatra and Borneo in hill forests at elevations of 900 to 1600 meters as a large sized, cool to warm growing terrestrial with a stout, pubescent, stems enveloped basally by short sheaths and carrying 6 to 12, sessile, lanceolate, acute, shortly pubescent, 3 veind, plicate leaves, which also is seen only in Plocoglottis quadrifolia but not in any other Malaysian Plocoglottis, and blooms in the fall on an erect, to 32" [80 cm] long, shortly pubescent, many flowered inflorescence with triangular, acute, apically narrowed floral bracts and carrying fetid scented flowers.

Synonyms Alismorchis gigantea (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891; *Calanthe gigantea Hook.f. 1896; Plocoglottis foetida Ridl. 1896

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957; Botanisk Tidsserift 67: 76-127 Contributions to the Orchid Flora of Thailand IV Seidenfaden 1972; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 15 881 - 944 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1984; The Orchids of Penninsular Mayasia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing ok; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993 photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Borneo Wood Vol 3 1997 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 9 2012 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #2 2016 photo fide;