Wednesday, March 23, 2011


SUBFAMILY : Epidendroideae

TRIBE : Arethuseae

SUBTRIBE : Bletiinae

Spathoglottis is a terrestrial genus of the Orchidaceae (Orchids) family with more then 60 known orchid species. The Spathoglottis species has been established in the year 1825 by the German-Dutch botanist Karl Ludwig Blume. Spathoglottis orchids are widely spread over Asia and can be found in India, Burma (Myanmar),Thailand, Laos, South China, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and also Australia. It is also an invasive genus in Hawaii to the east, as just in modern times has it been establishing a stronghold. They have ovoid, depressed psuedobulbs that carry a few folded, plicate, narrow leaves. They have a tall, thin inflorescence that arises from the basal leaf axil and have many successesive flowers that open over many months. the sepals and petals are almost equal and are wide spreading. The sessile to shortly clawed lip is strongly 3 lobed, narrow and oblong with curved upwards sidelobes, a midlobe with a very narrow claw at the base of 2 small ovoid calli and 2 laterally spreading teeth and the apex that is more or less widening and sometimes cleft. The slender, curved, winged column does not have a foot and the eight pollina are in 2 slender groups of four. They appreciate full sun and copius water and fertilizer after the new leads have appeared.

Spathoglottis affinis de Vriese 1854

SECTION : Aureae

Flower Size : 1 1/2" (3.75 cm)

The terrestrial orchid Spathoglottis affinis de Vriese 1854 with it´s grass-like leaves is native to Thailand, Laos, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Vietnam, China and Indonesia. The inflorescences of the Spathoglottis affinis reach a length up to 80 cm, with 6-8 flowers of a size of about 4 cm.
Synonyms Spathoglottis lobbii Rchb.f 1862; Spathoglottis regneri Rchb.f. 1887



Spathoglottis plicata Blume 1825

SECTION : Lilacinae

Flower Size : 1 1/2" (4 cm)

Spathoglottis plicata Blume 1825 is a terrestrial growing orchid species native to Thailand, Burma (Myanmar), Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Pacific Islands, India (Assam), Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and the Himalayas. They can take full sun year round and require regular waterings and fertilizer year round. It has ovoid 3" (7.5 cm) psuedobulbs with numerous apical, stalked, linear-lanceolate, pointed, plicate, membraneous, and up to 3' (90 cm) long. The stiff, erect, up to 2 1/2' [75 cm] long, terminal inflorescence has a head of 5 to 25, successive opening, nonfragrant flowers that can bloom several times in a year.

Synonyms: Bletia angustifolia Gaud 1829; Calanthe poilanei Gagnep. 1951; Paxtonia rosea Lindley 1838; Phaius rumphii Blume 1856; Spathoglottis angustifolia (Gaudich.) Benth. & Hook.f. 1883; Spathoglottis daenikeri Kraenzl. 1929; Spathoglottis lilacina Griff 1851; Spathoglottis plicata var. minahassae Schltr. 1925; Spathoglottis rosea (Lindl.) G.Nicholson 1886; Spathoglottis spicata Lindley 1859;





  1. Your ground orchids are beautiful!
    Could I ask a favour from you? If you could recognise my orchid, please let me know. Thankssss!!

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  2. Thank you! thank you! for the ID :-D

  3. bunga oh bunga: Tak jaga sangat pun Spatho2 ni...