!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


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 1961; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; 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; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 15 881 - 944 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1984 as P fimbriata; 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; Orchids of Malaya Segerback 1992 photos fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 photo fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Wild Orchids of the Cameron Highlands REACH 2009 photo fide; 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