Spathoglottis pacifica Rchb.f 1868

Photo by Rudolf Jenny and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Postage Stamp Photo by Plant Stamps Website

Flowers? Photo By Orchid Website

Common Name The Pacific Spathoglottis

Flower Size 1.8" [4.5 cm]

Found in the Solomon Islands, Santa Cruz Islands, Wallis & Futna, Tonga, Vanuatu, Fiji and Samoa in rainforests at elevations of sea level to 400 meters as a large sized, hot growing terrestrial with ovoid pseduobulbs carrying plicate, lanceolate to broadly lanceolate, acuminate, gradually narrowing below into the elongate petiolate base leaves that blooms on a lateral from a basal leaf axil, erect, to 3' 4" [to 1 m] long, pubescent, densely many flowered inflorescence.


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; Orchids of Vanuatu Lewis & Cribb 1989 drawing fide; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 drawing fide; Orchids of Samoa, Cribb & Whistler 1996 photo fide;