Spathoglottis jetsuniae Gyeltshen, Tobgyel & Dalström 2017

TYPE Photo by © Nima Gyelishen and The Lankesteriana Website

Common Name Jetsun's Spathoglottis [In loving and respectful honor of Her Majesty the Queen Jetsun Pema Wangchuck of Bhutan current]

Flower Size 1 to 1.12" [2.5 to 2.8 cm]

Found in southeastern Bhutan on northwest facing limestone outcrops at elevations of 900 to 1000 meters as a medium sized, warm growing terresrial with globose-ovoid pseudobulbs enveloped by fibrous sheaths and carrying a single to 3, apical, oblanceolate, narrowly acute to abroadly acuminate, plicate, narrowing below into a 1.4" [3.5 cm] long, petiolate like base leaves that blooms in the fall on an axilalry, from the base of the pseudobulb, slender, erect to slightly arching, mainly glabrous becoming micro-pubescent towards the apex, peduncle slender, provided with 5, tubular, acute sheaths, rachis straight, to 5.2" [13 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with narrowly acuminate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *LANKESTERIANA 17(3) Gyeltshen, Tobgyel & Dalström 2017 photo/drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 83 #1 2019 photo fide;