Spathoglottis

COMMON NAME

Garden orchids

TYPE

Orchid

FAMILY

Orchidaceae

NOTES

A genus of about fifty species. They are evergreen, terrestrial herbs with crowded pseudobulbs just below the surface of the soil and a few large, pleated leaves. The flowering stem emerges from a pseudobulb and bears medium-sized, colorful flowers.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Asia, New Guinea, northern Australia and the islands of the Pacific Ocean

NATIVE HABITAT

Moist places in forest, grassland and swamps, usually in bright sunshine

WEB SOURCES

aos.org

wikipedia.org

thespruce.com

 

Spathoglottis