(pronounced: spath-oh-GLOT-tiss)


Arethuseae subtribe Bletiinae

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From the Greek spatha, meaning broad, and glotta, meaning tongue, referring to the broad midlobe found in some species.


A genus of about 30 species from northeast India to the islands of the Pacific Orcean.

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Quisumbing, E. 1948. The genus Spathoglottis of the Philippines. Philippine Orchid Rev. 1:49 (reprinted in Bull. Pacific Orchid Soc. Hawaii 6:45-51. 1948).

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