Spathoglottis affinis de Vriese 1854 SECTION Aureae Photo by Lourens Grobler

Part sunWarmSummerFall

Common Name The Similar Spathoglottis - In Thailand - Hua khao nieo

Flower Size 1 1/2" [3.75 cm]

Found in Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, China, Java and Borneo in semi-deciduous and deciduous, dry, lowland forests and savana-like woodlands at elevations of 700 to 1000 meters as a miniature, deciduous, warm growing terrestrial with small flattened pseudobulbs that hide beneath the surface of the medium and carry 4, plicate, deciduous leaves that fall before it blooms on an erect, 28" [70 cm] long, several [15] flowered inflorescence with up to 6 flowers open at a time occuring in the summer and fall.

Synonyms Spathoglottis lobbii Rchb.f 1862; Spathoglottis regneri Rchb.f. 1887

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1878 as S lobbii; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1893; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 drawing ok; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 as S lobbii drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas # 43-46 Thuniinae etc 1984 as S lobbii drawing fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo ok; Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombat 1992 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011; Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide