Spathoglottis orchid

Spathoglottis orchid

Spathoglottis orchid flowersThis spathoglottis orchid is probably spathoglottis picata, though it could be spathoglottis kimballiana. This one was at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, which lists the kimballiana but not the picata in their plant database. However, that database doesn’t list all their plants, so it’s not conclusive. The closest images I found online looked more like the spathoglottis picata.

Bottom line is that it’s a beautiful flower whatever its exact name (but I’m always open to help in getting the correct identification for plants or anything else on the blog).

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4 thoughts on “Spathoglottis orchid

    1. Graham Post author

      I like HTBG a lot and try and get over there three or four times a year. Different plants bloom at different times so there’s always something different to see and if I really like something I make sure to go back when it’s flowering. The garden is in a pretty cool location too, on the old coast highway in a valley running down to the ocean. About the only negative I can think of is that the mosquitoes can be a bit voracious.

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