Plocoglottis longicuspis J.J.Sm. 1929 TYPE Drawing by J J Smith

Common Name The Long Tipped Plocoglottis [refers to the petals, sepals and lip]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in New Guinea in lowland forests at elevations around 50 meters as a small sized, hot growing terrestrial with a short, vertical, cylindrical rhizome giving rise to erect, subterete, few noded pseudobulbs carrying a single, lanceolate, acute-acuminate, hard-papyraceous, dark green, plicate, 5 prominent veined beneath, narrowing below into the angular channeled, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erectlax, peduncle to 6.2" [15.5 cm] long, green, terete, pubescent, 5 bracted, rachis pubescent inflorescence with patent, broadly oblong-triangular, concave, dorsally pubescent, acute floral bracts and carrying basally dark red, apically yellow tipped tepals that arte grey hairy, a light yellow lip that is finely streaked with red and a light yellow column.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Nova Guinea 14 J J Smith 1929 350, pl. 45, fig. 11 drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 15 881 - 944 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1984