Spathoglottis doctersii J.J.Sm. 1935 TYPE Drawing by J J Smith

Part shade Hot Spring

Common Name Docters' Spathoglottis [Docters van Lleeuwen, Dutch botanist 1900's]

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm]

Found in New Guinea in forests among rocks along streams and waterfalls at elevations arond 175 to 250 meters as a small to medium szied, hot growing terrestrial with close set pseudobulbs enveloped by leaf sheaths carrying 4 to 5, lanceolate-linear, plicate, gradually narrowing towards the apex, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, peduncle glabrous, 5 tubular bracted, 12 to 20" [30 to 50 cm] long, rachis 3.2" [8 cm] long, flexous, glabrous, laxly several flowered inflorescence with very small, patent, concave, sub-orbicular, glabrous floral bracts and carrying Flowers that outside are bright violet, inside light violet and the lip and column are bright violet with the lip base yellow and white.

Synonyms Spathoglottis doctersii var. emarginata J.J.Sm. 1935

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 15 881 - 944 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1984;