~Plocoglottis acuminata Blume 1849 - See Plocoglottis plicata (Roxb.) Ormerod 2001 Photo by Patricia Harding


Common Name The Gradually-Tapering Point Plocoglottis

Flower Size 1/2 to 3/4" [1.2 to 1.7 cm]

Found in Java, Borneo, Sumatra, Sulawesi, Moluccas, Laos? and the Philippines as a medium-sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial at elevations around 300 to 1200 meters in lowland and mixed montane rainforests in deep shade in alluvial soils with sandstone, limestone and shales in dense shade with cylindrical, several noded pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic to ovate, acuminate, longly petiolate leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, laerally from the nodes on the lower part of the pseudobulb, laxly few to many flowered, 18" [50 cm] long, pubescent, racemose, terete inflorescence with acuminate, lanceoelate bracts and successively opening flowers. The correct name for this species is most likely Plocoglottis plicata [Roxb.] Ormerod 2002 because Limodorum plicata Roxb was described in 1832 and is the basionym for P plicata beating out P acuminata by 17 years.

Synonyms Limodorum plicatum Roxb. 1832; Plocoglottis plicata (Roxb.) Ormerod 2001; Plocoglottis latifolia Blume 1849

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Smith 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 photo fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993 ; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Borneo Vol 1 Chan, Lamb, Shim & Wood 1994 drawing/photo fide as P acuminata; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 as P plicata photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo not = P plicata; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002;