Grammatophyllum speciosum

Grammatophyllum speciosum

Grammatophyllum speciosum

IN PREPARATION


IN PREPARATION
Flower yellowish with several large, deep red-brown spots, lip yellow with brown margins and longitudinal stripes.

IN PREPARATION
Epiphyte. Altitude 0-1200 m.

IN PREPARATION

Papua (Indonesia); Papua New Guinea. See map

Warm growing epiphyte.

IN PREPARATION

  • Family Orchidaceae
  • Subfamily Epidendroideae
  • Tribe Cymbidieae
  • Subtribe Cymbidiinae
  • Genus Grammatophyllum
  • Species Grammatophyllum speciosum
  • Smith, J.J., Nova Guinea 8, 3 (1911) 596, t. 107, as Grammatophyllum papuanum J.J.Sm.
  • Schlechter, R., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 1 (1913) 951, as Grammatophyllum papuanum J.J.Sm.

Grammatophyllum speciosum and G. pantherinum are the largest orchids in New Guinea. The two species are often considered synonyms. A careful study based on material from many localities is needed to decide the issue.


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