Spathoglottis chrysantha Ames 1908

Photo by Joji Castaneda-Lapuz


Common Name The Yellow Spathoglottis

Flower Size 1 3/5" to 2" [4 to 5 cm]

Found only in Luzon Island, the Philippines at elevations of 1400 to 1650 meters as a large sized, cool growing terrestrial with smaller pseudobulbs carrying very thin, textured, narrow, linear, plicate leaves and blooms in the spring with leaves, on an upright, smooth, 8 to 26" [20 to 65 cm] long, several [10] flowered inflorescence with obtuse, tubular floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 2 Ames 1908 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 2 Quisumbing 1981; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 15 881 - 944 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1984; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003;