Plocoglottis torricellensis Schltr. 1912 SECTION Phyllocaulos

Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Warm Fall

Common Name The Torricelli Range Plocoglottis

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in humus of montane forests at elevations around 600 to 800 meters as a large sized, warm growing terrestrial with a short rhizome giving rise to graceful stems carrying laxly 12 to 13, erect-patent, 3 nerved, lanceolate, long acuminate, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on a graceful, terete, shortly subtomentose, to 26" [65 cm] long overall, few bracted, rachis to 4.4" [11 cm] long, laxly 8 to 15 flowered inflorescence with patent, minutely pubescent, lanceolate, acuminate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 15 881 - 944 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1984