C. Laudereau

Spathoglottis petri Rchb.f. 1877


Photos by © C. Laudereau/ Gildas Gāteblé and Endemia New Caledonia Website


Drawing by © William M. Dix and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Full sun Warm Winter Spring

Common Name Peter Veitch's Spathoglottis [English Nurseryman in 1800's]

Flower Size 5/8"

Found in New Caledonia and Vanuatu on open grassy slopes and periodicly burnt hillsides at elevations around 700 meters as a large sized, warm growing terrestrial with ovoid tpo globose pseduobulbs carrying 3 or so, plicate, erect, elliptic, acute leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on an erect, glabrous, to 36" [to 85 cm] long, 6 to 20 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing fide; Flore de la Nouvelle-Caledonie et Dependences Vol 8 Orchidaceae Halle 1977 drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 15 881 - 944 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1984; The Orchids of Vanuatu Lewis & Cribb 1989 drawing/photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 photo fide;