Plocoglottis hirta Ridl. 1908 SECTION Caulescentes

Plant and Flower Photo courtesy of André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulenand Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

FragrancePart shadeHot LATE SpringSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Hairy Plocoglottis

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Borneo in lowland forests on limestone or amid boulder scree at elevations of sea level to 600 meters as a giant sized, hot growing terrestrial orchid with a leafy stem carrying several, softly downy, pubescent, broadly lanceolate, acuminate, plicate, 5 nerved, cuneate into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on a 2' to 3.2' [60cm to 1m] long, lateral, axillary, stout, densely many flowered, downy pubescent inflorescence with pubescent, ovate-lanceolate, basally clasping and cupulate, distally falcate-recurved, caudate-acuminate, shortly pubescent, green floral bracts and carrying several stinky 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; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 photo fide; Orchids of Borneo Wood Vol 3 1997 drawing/photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 9 2012 photo fide