Plocoglottis sphingoides J.J.Sm. 1913 TYPE Drawing by J J Smith

Common Name The Sphinx-Like Plocoglottis [refers to a night moth?]

Flower Size .66" [1.65 cm]

Found in New Guinea in lowland forests at elevations around 500 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with angular-sub-terete pseudobulbs carrying a single, oblong-elliptic, acute-acuminate, glabrous, 5 veined beneath, plicate, narrowing below into the channeled, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter and spring on an erect, peduncle to 13.6" [34 cm] long, rachis 6.2" [15.5 cm] long, laxly many flowered inflorescence carrying yellow flowers with red spots.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 11: 554 J J Smith 1913 drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 15 881 - 944 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1984