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Philippine ground orchid

Spathoglottis plicata


A tall, pinkish-purple orchid growing from the ground.


Shrub layer, tropical rainforests.


Photographed in the jungles of Gua Musang, Kelantan, Malaysia.

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Spathoglottis plicata

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ZulhilmiGhouse 8 years ago

Yeah, I actually just uploaded it after you ID'd the thing =] It's from a separate hiking trip than the first, and I just noticed that they were actually from the same species.

craigwilliams 8 years ago

Oh! I couldn't see the first picture when I wrote that comment!

craigwilliams 8 years ago

You're absolutely right with the link. This species is rather weedy & very quick to colonise disturbed soils and a form that is self pollinating is also very common. Your shot here may well be this form as it looks like every flower is developing a seed pod and none are quite open.

ZulhilmiGhouse 8 years ago

Thanks! I'm beginning to love this website =)

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Kelantan, Malaysia

Spotted on Nov 30, 2009
Submitted on Nov 4, 2011

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