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Phillippine Ground Orchid

Spathoglotis plictata

Description:

I have no idea what this is . It is a ground dwelling plant that was an ornamental here in Costa Rica

Habitat:

Tropical wet forest in NW Costa Rica

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12 Comments

UrifahRidlo
UrifahRidlo 9 years ago

http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/804...
this is the same plant, it is in Indonesia

Si... PURA VIDA!!

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 9 years ago

No pasa nada! Pura Vida

LarryGraziano, Si te entiendo, es que hay veces que me "enciendo" cuando los spottings no tienen sentido. No, no es tu culpa es porque nadie supo que el internet fuese a ser Gloval?! Ahora que lo sabemos las cosa tienen que cambiar... incluyendo como se describe la naturaleza global. Gracias y perdona que fue en tu spotting cuando me "encendi" ; )

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 9 years ago

Querida Gilma, mira, yo no puedo hacer nada al respeto al nombre comun de esta orquidea. Que hago? Si, esta orquidea tiene el nombre comun de un pais pero esta conocido en muchos paises. Yo no la nombre. Imaginate si lo escribi asi en Japonesa コウトウシラン. Pero no importa del nombre comun. Por esso todos tienen la oportunidad de escribir el nombre scientifico en latino una vez cuando lo identifican. El nombre latino nos da la facilitidad de ver una especia de cualquier pais en cualquier idioma.

I will give it a try but I will be honest, research it is not something I do well.
I find some spottings where "possesive" names are given but they are native of other places in the world also. PN is a worldly website, and I find the naming disturbing when the spotting it is not just native of the place named.

richardvanjoyce
richardvanjoyce 9 years ago

Asian species of orchids are actually common as ornamentals in CR. The bamboo orchid (Arundina) is often found in people's yards. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arundina

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 9 years ago

I looked all over for an indiginous spathoglotis to Cr but couldn't find any that remotely resembled this one. I would be thrilled if you could come up with a perfect species suggestion for this spotting Gilma.

Costa Rica is home to more orchids than any other place on earth. There are thought to be more than 1,500 identified species here. That is why the Orchid is this nation’s official flower.
I am puzzle about an Asian Orchid in Costa Rica used as an ornamental?!
I am pretty sure It is a Spathoglotis plicata but is it Asian or are they native to Costa Rica also?

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 9 years ago

Thanks for the help guys!

richardvanjoyce
richardvanjoyce 9 years ago

Yes, looks like Spathoglotis plicata, a terrestrial orchid native to Asia.

UrifahRidlo
UrifahRidlo 9 years ago

It may be a Spatoglotis, its kind of land orchid

LarryGraziano
Spotted by
LarryGraziano

Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Spotted on Aug 8, 2012
Submitted on Sep 16, 2012

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