Spathoglottis vanoverberghii Ames 1920 Photo courtesy of Ted Green

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Common Name Vanoverbergh's Spathoglottis [Belgian Plant collector Philippines 1800's]

Flower Size 1 1/2" [4 cm]

This is a Philippine deciduous leafed species from the isle of Luzon where it is found at elevations over 1000 meters and grows as a warm to cool growing terrestrial that blooms on an erect, basal, 13" [32 cm] long, shorter than the leaves, racemose inflorescence with several [4 to 6] flowers occuring in the late winter and spring after the leaves have fallen.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Australian Orchid Review Vol 72 No 2 2007 photo

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