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Spathoglottis plicata

Ground-Orchid

Spathoglottis plicata Blume

spayth-oh-GLOT-is plie-CAY-tuh

Orchidaceae

 

Explanation of name: Spathoglottis means spathe tongue, presumably in reference to the labellum. Plicata means plicate, or pleated, describing the leaves.

Natural range: Tropical Asia

Recognition: Ground orchids to about 18, with pleated leaves and purplish flowers. Additional species and hybrids may be encountered with yellow or white flowers. The Primrose Hybrids are crosses between S. plicata and S. aurea (see source cited below).

Landscape uses: A perennial bedding plant capable of filling space for years with bright flowers. Escapes cultivation (WU2)

Internet source: http://miami-dade.ifas.ufl.edu/pdfs/ornamental/ornamental_publications/terrestrial-orchids-for-south-fl.PDF

 

Botanical

English

FL native

Growth form

 

Flowering season

 

Typical dimensions

 

 

Suggested spacing

Cultural conditions

 

Problems

Spathoglottis

plicata

Ground Orchids

Exotic

Perennial

Warm months

 

To 18

3-6

(DAV)

PS

WD

ME

RS

(DAV, and see discussion)

Escaped from cultivation (WU2)

 

 


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