Spathoglottis latifolia (Gaudich.) Garay & Ormerod 2001 Drawing of Spathoglottis patentibractea by J J Smith

Part shade Hot LATEFall

Common Name The Wide Leaved Spathoglottis

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in New Guinea in lowland forests as a large sized, hot growing terrestrial with lanceolate-linear, gradually very long narrowing apically, plicate, 7 nerved, firmly papyraceous, narrwoing below into the channeled, ribbed, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late fall on an erect, peduncle densely wooly-pilose, 4.4" [11 cm] long, rachis 5 to 7.6" [12.5 to 19 cm] long, densely wooly-pilose, to 60 flowered inflorescence with patent to widely patent, not reflexed, persistent, sub-elliptic, concave, almost boat-shaped, puberulous floral bracts and carrying flowers without color data.

Synonyms *Bletia latifolia Gaudich. 1829; Spathoglottis patentibractea J.J.Sm 1934

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;