Spathoglottis gracilis Rolfe ex Hook.f. 1894

Photo by S L P Ruden and Dave's Garden Website

Full shade Warm Cool Spring Summer Fall

Common Name The Slender Spathoglottis

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in penninsular Malaysia and Borneo in hill and lower montane forests among rocks and under bamboo at elevations of 800 to 2000 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with ovoid pseudobulbs enveloped basally by a sheath and carrying plicate, linear-lanceolate, acuminate, long-petiolate leaf that blooms in the spring summer and fall on a basal, 12 to 22" [30 to 55 cm] long, successively several flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Orchid Digest Vol 47 No 5 1983 photo ok; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 15 881 - 944 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1984; The Orchids of Penninsular Mayasia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide to the first flower; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993 photo ok; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Borneo Vol 1 Chan, Lamb, Shim & Wood 1994 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 65 #2 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001; photos fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011; AOS Bulletin Vol 81 #3 2012 photo fide;