Spathoglottis plicata

Spathoglottis plicata Ground orchid Spathoglottis plicata

Above images shot at Nantipw-Lewetik, Nett, Pohnpei, circa 2000.

Spathoglottis plicata

Ground orchid

200709131212 ground orchid white with purple highlights

200709131216 ground orchid white with purple fringes

Photos taken at 6° 54.5730' North, 158° 09.3770' Haruki cemetery in Palikir, Pohnpei on the national campus of the College of Micronesia-FSM on 04 August 2007 and 13 September 2007. White with purple highlights cultivar and white cultivar donated by Bastora Loyola.

Spathoglottis plicata
Another white variant in a garden in Kolonia 28 December 2008

yellow variant

Also possible known as Spathoglottis gracilis. Other names: boat orchid, garden orchid, ground orchid, Philippine ground orchid, Phillippine orchid.

Kingdom        Plantae  - Plants
Subkingdom     Tracheobionta - Vascular plants
Superdivision  Spermatophyta - Seed plants
Division       Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants
Class          Liliopsida - Monocotyledons
Subclass       Liliidae -
Order          Orchidales -
Family         Orchidaceae - Orchid family
Genus          Spathoglottis Blume - ground orchid
Species        Spathoglottis plicata Blume - Philippine ground orchid

Plants USDA source for above

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