Plocoglottis torana J.J.Sm. 1912

Lip and Column detail Drawing TYPE Drawing by J J Smith

Common Name The Mt Tor Plocoglottis [A mountain in northwestern Papua New Guinea]

Flower Size .92" [2.3 cm]

Found in New Guinea in lowland forests at elevations around 40 meters as a large sized, hot growing terrestrial with an elongate pseudobulb stem enveloped basally by decaying sheaths and carrying 7, elongate-lanceolate, acute-acuminate, 5 prominent veined beneath, plicate, cuneate below into the tubular leaf sheaths that blooms in the spring on an erect, robust, elongate, rachis thick, obtusely angular, densely velutinous-pubescent, laxly many flowered inflorescence with persistent, stronhgly patent, ovate-triangular, basally concave, otherwise convex, sptrongly acuminate, pubescent floral bracts and carrying fleshy, dorsally pubescent flwoers without color data.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 10: 135 J J Smith 1912 drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 15 881 - 944 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1984; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 ;