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Orchid Species: Bletia angustifolia

Kew currently accepted name is Spathoglottis plicata

Bletia angustifolia is an orchid species identified by Gaudich. in 1829. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Spathoglottis plicata.
Genus
Bletia (Bletia.)
Grex
angustifolia
Parents
Species
Author
Gaudich.
Year
1829
ORIGIN: Found in New Caledonia along embankments, scrublands and in grasslands.

DESCRIPTION: Large to giant sized, warm to hot growing terrestrial with very long, plicate leaves that blooms on a 2 1/2' [75 cm] long, erect, basal, racemose few to many flowered inflorescence occurring in the fall. This species is a synonym of or is allied to and very similar in all parts to Spathoglottis plicata and the major difference is in the size of all parts including the flowers.

FLOWER SIZE: 2 inches [5 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Spathoglottis Spa grandifolia 1912 Schltr.
Add+ Spathoglottis Spa plicata 1825 Blume
Add+ Spathoglottis Spa wariana 1912 Schltr.
Add+ Spathoglottis Spa vieillardii 1876 Rchb.f.
Add+ Paxtonia Paxtonia rosea 1838 Lindl.
Add+ Phaius Phaius rumphii 1856 Blume
Add+ Spathoglottis Spa angustifolia 1883 (Gaudich.) Benth. & Hook.f.
Add+ Spathoglottis Spa augustorum 1886 Rchb.f.
Add+ Spathoglottis Spa daenikeri 1929 Kraenzl.
Add+ Spathoglottis Spa deplanchei 1876 Rchb.f.
Add+ Spathoglottis Spa lilacina 1851 Griff.
Add+ Spathoglottis Spa rosea 1886 (Lindl.) G.Nicholson
Add+ Spathoglottis Spa spicata 1858 Lindl.
Add+ Calanthe Cal poilanei 1951 Gagnep.
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