Spathoglottis pubescens Lindl. 1828 Photo by Lourens Grobler.

In situ in Thailand Photo by David Kuehn

Full sunHot to Cool Summerthrough Winter

Common Name The Hairy Spathoglottis - In Thailand -Ueang din lao - In China Bao She Lan

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in northeastern India, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hunan, Jianxi, Sichuan, Yunnan and Zhejiang provinces of China, Hong Kong, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam in open woodlands and on grassy slopes, in semi-deciduous and deciduous dry lowland forests and savana-like woodlands at elevations of 300 to 2000 meters as a medium sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with flattened pseudobulbs carrying to 3, plicate, linear leaves that blooms on a basal, pubescent, to 20" [50 cm] long, few to several [2 to 8] flowered inflorescence occuring in the summer through winter.

Synonyms Epipactis graminifolia Roxb. 1832; Pogonia graminifolia (Roxb.) Voigt 1845; Spathoglottis bensonii Hook.f. 1890; Spathoglottis fortunei Lindl. 1845; Spathoglottis khasyana Griff. 1851; Spathoglottis parvifolia Lindl. 1845; Spathoglottis plicata var. pubescens (Lindl.) M.Hiroe 1971; Spathoglottis pubescens var. berkleyi Hook.f. 1890; Spathoglottis pubescens var. parvifolia (Lindl.) Hook.f. 1890

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855 as S fortunii; Icones Plantarum Vol 21 Hooker 1892 as Spathoglottis bensoni drawing fide; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95 as S bensoni; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as S fortunei; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as S fortunei; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as S bensoni; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 15 881 - 944 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1984; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 15 881 - 944 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1984 as S fortunei; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombat 1992 photo fide; The Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen & Mori 1997; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; Wild Orchids in Myanamar Vol 2 Tanaka 2004; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing ok; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 photo fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; The Wild Orchids of Hong Kong Barretto, Cribb and Gale 2011 drawing/photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide