Plocoglottis sakiensis Schltr. 1912 SECTION Plocoglottis Photo courtesy of © Dr. E.F. de Vogel, and André Schuiteman and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Full shade Hot Cool LATEWinterEARLY Winter

Common Name The Saki River Plocoglottis

Flower Size 3/4" [2.2 cm]

Found in the New Guinea in lowland forests at elevations 300 to 1350 meters as a medium sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with .4 to 1.45" [1.1 to 3.4 cm] between each conical to cylindrical pseudobulb enveloped by 3 to 5 sheaths and carrying carrying 3 to 5, plicate, 3 to 5 nerved, ovate to linear-elliptic, thin textured, acute-acuminate to acuminate, glabrous, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on 1 to rarely 2, basal, pubescent, 7.8" to 16.8" [19 to 42 cm] long, laxly 4 to 13 flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912/85 drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 15 881 - 944 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1984; Flora Malesia Orchids of New Guinea Vol V Shuiteman and de Vogel 2008