Plocoglottis seranica J.J.Sm. 1928 SECTION Plocoglottis Photo courtesy of © Dr. E.F. de Vogel, and André Schuiteman and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Full shade Hot Summer

Common Name The Ceram Plocoglottis [An Island in the Moluccas]

Flower Size .4" [.9 cm]

Found in the Moluccas in hill forests at elevations around 450 meters as a small sized, hot growing terrestrial with .8 to 3.35" [2.1 to 8.8 cm] between each subobclavate to cylindrical pseudobulb enveloped by a single sheath and carrying carrying 1 to 2, plicate, 3 to 5 nerved, ovate to lanceolate, thin textured, acute-acuminate to acuminate, glabrous, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer on 1 to rarely 2, basal, pubescent, 9.4 to 20.8" [23.5 to 52 cm] long, laxly 5 to 23 flowered inflorescence with successively opening flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; 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