Spathoglottis elmeri Ames 1912

Plant and Flower

Photos by Jay Pfahl

Full Shade Warm Cool Spring

Common Name Elmer's Spathoglottis [American Original Collector of Species early 1900's]

Flower Size 1 1/4" [3.1 cm]

Found in the Philippines on mosss covered boulders in damp forests in deep shade as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with ovoid pseudobulbs carrying deciduous, lanceolate, plicate leaves that blooms after leaf-fall on an erect, 6" [15 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence occuring in the spring


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Quisumbing 1981; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 15 881 - 944 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1984; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003;