Plocoglottis striata J.J.Sm. 1910

Flower Drawing TYPE Drawings by © J J Smith

Common Name The Striate Plocoglottis [refers to the striped tepals]

Flower Size .92" [2.3 cm]

Found in New Guinea in lowland forests at elevations around 200 meters as a small sized, hot growing terrestrial with a creeping rhizome giving rise to narrowly ovoid, 2 noded pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 3, lanceolate, glabrous, 5 veined, plicate, acuminate, cuneate below into the petiolate base leavs that blooms in the winter on 1 to 2, laterally from the base, peduncle 5" [12.5 cm] long, sparsely pubescent, with tubular, sparsely pubescent, 7 to 8 veined bracts, rachis to [13.2 cm] long, densely pubescent, laxly 8 to 18 flowered inflorescence with triangular, moderately falcate, densely pubescent, acuminate, floral bracts and carrying flowers with yellow green tepals densely marked with red-brown stripes and a whitish lip

Synonyms Plocoglottis micrantha Fedde 1911; Plocoglottis parviflora J.J.Sm. 1908

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bull. Dép. Agric. Indes Néerl. 39: 19 J J Smith 1910 drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 15 881 - 944 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1984 as P micrantha