Pristiglottis elongata (Blume) Cretz. & J.J.Sm. 1934

Plant and Flowers in situ Sumatra

Photos by J B Comber and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Type DrawingDrawing by Johann Jacob Smith

Common Name or Meaning The Elongate Pritiglottis [refers to the elongate lip]

Flower Size .6" [1.6 cm]

Found in Sumatra and Java in dark primary forests at elevations of 500 to 1800 meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial orchid with 5 to 8, oval, shiny dark green with three main sunken veins, undulate margins, acute, leaves that blooms in the winter on an erect, to 3.6" [9cm] long, shortly pubescent, 3 to 6 flowered inflorescence with the flowers well spaced and with lanceolate, reddish brown floral bracts.

Synonyms Anoectochilus elongatus (Blume) Miq. 1859; *Cystopus elongatus Blume 1859

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Smith 1905 as Cystopus elongatus; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 as Cystopus elongatus drawing fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2002 photo fide;