Plocoglottis pseudomoluccana Schltr. 1912 SECTION Phyllocaulos

Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Hot Spring EARLY Summer

Common Name The False Moluccan Plocoglottis

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in New Guinea in humus of montane forests at elevations around 100 to 150 meters as a large sized, hot growing terrestrial with a short rhizome giving rise to terete, strict stems carrying 9, 3 nerved, lanceolate, acuminate, cuneate below into the subpetiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring and early summer on a strict to substrict, terete, subglabrous below to pubescent above, to 26" [65 cm] long overall, few bracted, rachis to 4.8" [12 cm] long, subdensely many flowered inflorescence with shortly pubescent, lanceolate, acuminate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are yellow with red dots on the inside, the lip is white and the column is whitish with two red spots on the back.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 15 881 - 944 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1984