Spathoglottis vanvuurenii J.J.Sm., 1914

Pink Flowers

White Flowers Photos by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation a the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Warm Cool Spring Fall

Common Name Vanvuuren's Spathoglottis

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Sulawesi as a roadside terrestrial at elevations of 500 to 1500 meter as a medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial that blooms in the spring and fall on an erect, successively 2 to 4, several flowered inflorescence

Similar to S plicata but differs in the less robust growth, fewer leaves, a less crowded inflorescence and petals that are minutely hairy on the inside


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; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide