Plocoglottis janowskii J.J.Sm. 1913

Lip Detail drawing TYPE Drawing by J J Smith

Common NameJanowski's Plocoglottis [original collector of species later 1800's early 1900's]

Flower Size .66" [1.65 cm]

Found in New Guinea in lowland forests at elevations around 540 meters as a medium sized, warm growing terrestrial with a creeping rhizome with .68" [1.7 cm] between each erect, flat when dried, greenish brown, 11 noded pseudobulbs carrying 4, lanceolate, acuminate, glabrous, 3 veined beneath, plicate, dark green above, lighter beneath, cuneate below into the sessile base leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on an erect, peduncle pubescent, to 12.8" [32 cm] long, with tubular, acuminate, sparsely pubescent bracts, rachis 9.2" [23 cm] long, densely pubescent, to 20 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, long-acuminate, sparsely pubescent, 9 veined floral bracts and carrying yellow flowers with wine-red dots on the petals, a yellow lip with wine red margins and a light green anther.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Nova Guinea 14: 351 J J Smith1929 drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 15 881 - 944 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1984