Ground orchid, Philippine ground orchid,Philippine orchid, or large purple orchid (Spathoglottis plicata). A species of terrestrial orchid found from tropical and subtropical Asia to the western Pacific including Hawaiʻi, Tonga, Samoa and parts of Australia. Photos by Cerlin Ng and David Eickhoff.
Spathoglottis is a genus of orchids in the family Orchidaceae. Commonly known as ground orchids, members of this genus are found in parts of East Asia and Oceania, including Indonesia, Borneo, and New Caledonia. Unlike many orchids which grow epiphytically on tree branches, species in this genus are terrestrial, and grow from pseudobulbs in the soil. Follow for more plant facts and photos!