Plocoglottis plicata (Roxb.) Ormerod 2001 Photos by Eric Hunt and his Orchid Photo Site

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Donald Tan

Plant and flowers in situ Sabah Lowlands Borneo

Common Name The Giant Plocoglottis

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

Found in Sabah Malaysia, Java, Borneo, Sumatra, Sulawesi, Moluccas, Laos? and the Philippines in lowland and hill forests at elevations of 400 to 1200 meters as a medium-sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial at elevations 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, lanceolate bracts and successively opening flowers.

Synonyms Dendrobium javanicum Korth. ex Blume 1849; *Limodorum plicatum Roxb 1832; Plocoglottis acuminata Blume 1849; Plocoglottis latifolia Blume 1849

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905 as P acuminata; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905 as P latifolia; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 as P acuminata drawing fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 as P acuminata photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Woods 1992 as P acuminata drawing fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993 as P acuminata photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 as P acuminata; 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 photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood 2001 photo fide; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 as P acuminata photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 as P acuminata photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb & Lun 2011 photo ok; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photo good; 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 errata for Vol 1

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