!Plocoglottis javanica Blume 1825 Photo by Orchidfoto.com

Another Color Form Photo courtesy of Donald Tan

Inflorescence Photo by Art Vogel

Plant in situ Cameron Highlands Photos courtesy of David Kuehn

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Common Name The Java Plocoglottis

Flower Size 1 1/5" [3 cm]

Found in Malaysia, Java and Sumatra as a medium sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial near rivers in lowland and lower montane forests at elevations of sealevel to 300 meters with sheath-bearing terete pseudobulbs when young carrying a single apical, plicate, elliptic, acuminate, acute, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, to 2' [60 cm] long, finely pubescent, successively several flowered inflorescence with lanceolate floral bracts.

In Java the fruits of this species along with fruits [not necassarily all together] from Hippeophyllum scortechnii, Bulbophyllum vaginatum and Dendrobium crumenatum are boiled and the juice is applied into ones ears for an earache

Synonyms Plocoglottis fimbriata Tejsm. & Binn 1858

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 28 No 4 1959; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 No 6 1978; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Mayasia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide

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