Spathoglottis augustorum Rchb. f. 1886 SECTION Lilacinae Photo by Jean Claude George

Common Name

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in New Caledonia along embankments, scrublands and in grasslands as a large to giant sized, warm to hot growing terrestrial with very long, plicate leaves that blooms on a 2 1/2' [75 cm] long, erect, basal, racemose few to many flowered inflorescence occuring in the fall. This species is a synonym of or is allied to and very similar in all parts to Spathoglottis plicata and the major difference is in the size of all parts including the flowers.

Synonyms Spathoglottis vieillardi Rchb. f. 1877

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1893; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1893 as S vieillardii; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as S vieillardii; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as S vieillardii drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as S vieillardii; Flore de la Nouvelle-Caledonie et Dependences Vol 8 Orchidaceae Halle 1977 as S vieillardii drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 15 881 - 944 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1984 as S vieillardii; Native Orchids of New Caledonia Societe' Neo-Caledonienne D' Orchidophile 1995 as S vieillardii photo good;