Spathoglottis plicata Blume

Sub-Family: Not available
English Name: Malayan Ground Orchid
Synonym: Calanthe poilanei Gagnep.
Common Name: Not available
Flowering & Fruiting Period: Throughout the year
Distribution: Native of Malaysia
Habitat: Grown as garden plant
Uses: Ornamental
Key Characteristics: This easily grown terrestrial herb has pretty, arching broad leaves with prominent parallel veins and a few or large cluster of small flowers at the end of a long stalk as tall as 1 metre arising from a basal leaf axil. The flowers are seen from the more common purple to white, yellow, peach, pink and magenta shades. and The leaves emerge from round pseudo bulbs that become increasingly multiple and larger as the orchid matures. Ground orchids can be grown as potted plants and also do well in beds and borders.