~Spathoglottis lobbii Rchb.f 1862 - See Spathoglottis affinis de Vriese 1854 SECTION Aureae Photo by Lourens Grobler.

Full sunWarm to Hot Summerand Fall

Common Name Lobb's Spathoglottis [English Orchid Collector 1800's] - in Thailand - Hua khao nieo

Flower Size 1 1/2" [4 cm]

This small to just medium sized, terrestrial species is from Burma where it is found to grow hot to warm and blooms on an erect, 2' [60 cm] long, many flowered at the apex, racemose inflorescence with successive opening flowers occuring in the summer and fall. This species is a synonym of or allied to Spathoglottis affinis with which it shares many common traits so I will leave them separate until more information comes to light,

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1878; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1893; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1961 drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 corrections; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Beautiful Thai Orchid Species Kamemoto & Sagarik 1975 photo fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 15 881 - 944 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1984 photo fide; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombat 1992 photo fide;