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Spathoglottis chrysodorus

Spathoglottis chrysodorus

Spathoglottis chrysodorus T.Green, Orchid Digest 66 (2002) 141, fig.

Type: Green 99050 (holo BISH)

Rhizome short. Pseudobulbs ovate, epigeous, c. 5 cm high, c. 5 cm diam., with c. 5 internodes, the internode in the middle much longer than the others, pseudobulb sometimes with 4 or 5 flattened sides, 3- to 5-leaved. Leaf petiolate, deciduous; petiole persistent, 6-8 cm long; blade 50 by 4-7 cm. Inflorescence arising from the base of the pseudobulb, tomentose. Floral bracts 1.5 by 1.5 cm. Flower 4.5 cm wide, not fragrant. Sepals broadly ovate, 2.5 by 2 cm, obtuse. Petals broadly ovate, 2.7 by 1.8 cm, obtuse. Lip 3-lobed; lateral lobes spreading horizontally when flattened, narrowly obliquely obovate, 1.2 cm long, apex subtruncate; mid-lobe fan-shaped, clawed, 1.7 cm long, 1.9 cm wide, apex emarginate, claw 1 cm long, just above the base with a small triangular lobule on either side, at the base with a bipartite basal callus. Column curved, 1.4 cm long. (After Green, 2002, description of the flower made after the illustration)

Note: Described from a cultivated plant said to have been collected in New Guinea.

Floral bracts yellow and green. Flower canary yellow, lip with red dots in the basal part.

Not known.

Malesia (New Guinea).

Indonesia (Tanah Papua), locality not known.

Not known.

  • Family Orchidaceae
  • Subfamily Epidendroideae
  • Tribe Collabieae
  • Subtribe Not used
  • Genus Spathoglottis
  • Species Spathoglottis chrysodorus

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Spathoglottis chrysodorus

Spathoglottis chrysodorus T.Green, pseudobulb with lower stem and flower analysis, drawing T. Green in Orchid Digest 66 (2002) 141