Spathoglottis unguiculata (Labill.) Rchb.f. 1868 Photo courtesy of Marc Flandre

Plant and Flowers Photo courtesy of Stephen Jones

Fragrance Partial Sun Warm Cool Winter Spring>  <img src= Fall

Common Name The Clawed Spathoglottis

Flower Size .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm]

Found in New Caledonia, Vanuatu, and Wallis & Futuna in grasslands and savannahs as medium to large sized, cool to warm growing terrestrial orchid with very long, plicate leaves and blooms at any time of the year on a basal, erect, successively many flowered inflorescence with the grape-scented flowers carried all towards the apex.

Synonyms *Limodorum unguiculatum Labill. 1824; Spathoglottis breviscapa Schltr 1906; Spathoglottis schinziana Kraenzl. 1929

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Vanuatu Lewis & Cribb 1989; AOS Bulletin Vol 63No 3 1994 photo; Native Orchids of New Caledonia Societe' Neo-Caledonienne D' Orchidophile 1995;

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