Plocoglottis moluccana Blume 1849 SECTION Phyllocaulos


Plant and Flowers in situ Photos courtesy of © Dr. E.F. de Vogel, and André Schuiteman and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Full shade Hot Cool LATESpringSummer

Common Name The Moluccas Plocoglottis

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in the Moluccas and New Guinea in primary and secondary lowland forests at elevations of 60 to 1600 meters as a medium to large sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with .6 to 1.8" [1.4 to 4.5 cm] between each cylindrical, rarely angular stem enveloped by 3 to 8 cataphyls and carrying carrying 4 to 12, plicate, 3 to 5 nerved, linear to lanceolate, acuminate, glabrous, cuneate below into the petiolate or sessile base leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on 1 to rarely 2, pubescent, 10.8 to 35.2" [27 to 88 cm] long, 9 to 30 flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912/85 as P maculata drawing fide; The Orchids of Papua New Guinea An Introduction Millar 1978 as P maculata photo ok; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 15 881 - 944 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1984; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; Flora Malesia Orchids of New Guinea Vol V Shuiteman and de Vogel 2008