Spathoglottis wariana Schltr. 1912

TYPE drawing

Photo by Peter O'Byrne/Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Hot LATE Summer EARLYFall

Common Name The Waria Range Spathoglottis

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on dry grassy hills between undergrowth at elevations around 200 to 400 meters as a giant sized, hot growing terrestrial with a short rhizome giving rise to small pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 3, erect-patent, elliptic-lanceolate, long-acuminate, attenuate below into the long, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a graceful, substrict, stately, 40" [100 cm] long overall, rachis mostly glabrous, short to slightly elongate, densely 10 to 25 flowered inflorescence with patent, oval, shortly acuminate, glabrous, a little longer than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are red and the callus of the lip is yellow.

Synonyms Spathoglottis papuana var. puberula Schltr. 1923

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 drawing fide; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 as Spathoglottis papuana var. puberula nom illegal; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 1: 397 1923 as Spathoglottis papuana var. puberula Schltr; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 15 881 - 944 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1984