Spathoglottis tomentosa Lindl. 1845

Photo by Rolita Spowart

Common Name or Meaning The Hairy Spathoglottis

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found on Mindanao in the Philippines on steep dry cliffs at elevations around 200 to 1300 meters as a large sized, hot to cool growing terrerial with broadly lanceolate leavse that blooms on an erect, pubescent in the lower part, densely tomentose above, msny flowered inflorescence carrying bright yellow to magentacolored flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 2 Ames 1908; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 9 2008 photo fide;