Spathoglottis hardingiana C.S.P.Parish & Rchb.f. 1878

Inflorescence

Plant Photo courtesy of Zulkifli Md. Isa.

Part shade Hot Fall

Common Name or Meaning Harding's Spathoglottis [English Orchid Enthusiast in Burma 1800's]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

This species is from Myanmar, Thailand and the Malaysian pennisula as a medium sized, hot growing lithophyte occuring on limestone at elevations of sea level to 200 meters with above ground, small, rounded psuedobulbs carrying 2 to 3, rather narrow, lanceolate, acute, attenuated basally leaves that blooms fall on an erect, slender, white pubescent, to 12" [to 30 cm] long, few to several [6 to 10], successively 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1878 as S handingiana; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1893 as S handingiana; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as S handingiana; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 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 photo ok; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia anad Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide

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