Plocoglottis glaucescens Schltr. 1912 SECTION Phyllocaulos Drawing by Schlecheter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Hot Summer

Common Name The Bluish-green Gray Plocoglottis

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on grassy hills at elevations around 150 meters as a large sized, hot growing terrestrial with as short rhizome giving rise to a stem carrying 6 to 8, bluish silver-grey, erect-patent, lanceolate, acuminate, , glabrous, 3 prominently nerved, cuneate below into the sessile base leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, pubescent, to 20" [to 40 cm] long, 6 to 12 flowered inflorescence,

Schlechter states that the major difference between this species and P moluccana and P pseudomoluccana is the bluish green-grey color of the leaves and the recurved lateral sepals, a different shaped lip and differences in the column, anther and pollina. The flowers are pale yellow, the sepals, petals and column are spoted red on the inside and the lip is white.

Synonyms Plocoglottis glaucescens var. cleistogama Schltr. 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912/85 drawing fide; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912/85 as P glaucescens var cleistogama; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 15 881 - 944 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1984