Scientific Name: Spathoglottis plicata
Common Name: Philippine Ground Orchid
Growth Habit: Herb/Forb
Hawaii Native Status: Introduced. This naturalized ornamental garden plant is native to Southeast Asia.
Flower Color: Violet-pink, Magenta-purple, White (rare)
Height: To 40 inches (1 m) tall
Description: The flowers have 5, oval-shaped, pink, purple, or white tepals (2 side petals and 3 petal-like sepals) and a similarly colored, spade-shaped labellum. The flowers are followed by 6-ribbed seed capsules that split open to release the minute, dustlike seeds into the air. The leaves emerge from pseudobulbs and are bright green, linear-lanceolate, and distinctively plicate (having fanlike folds along their length).
Kingdom: Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision: Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division: Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class: Liliopsida – Monocotyledons
Family: Orchidaceae – Orchid family
Genus: Spathoglottis Blume – ground orchid
Species: Spathoglottis plicata Blume – Philippine ground orchid
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