Grammatophyllum elegans Rchb. f. 1882 Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding

Plant and Flowers Photos courtesy of Danny Lentz, plant grown by the Atlanta Botanical Garden


Common Name or Meaning The Elegant Grammatophyllum

Flower Size 2 3/4" [7 cm]

Found in the Philippines at elevations of sea level to 300 meters as a giant sized, hot growing epiphyte with large flattened pseudobulbs carrying up to 4, apical, elliptic-oblong, 12" [30 cm] long leaves that blooms in the spring on a 40" [100 cm] long, many flowered, arching inflorescence with up to 50, slightly fragrant flowers.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchid Australia Vol 12 No 5 2000 photo; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003;