Arpophyllum spicatum La Llave & Lex.

Robust epiphyte or epilith. Pseudobulbs narrow, to 20 cm long, almost concealed by sheaths. Leaves oblong, to 50 cm long, to 4 cm wide. Flowers many, to 1.5 cm wide, purplish-pink with darker labellum; spring. Sepals oblong to ovate. Petals linear to narrow-elliptic. Labellum linear to lanceolate, pouched at base.

A. giganteum Lindl. from Mexico to C America and W Indies is also grown; it has leaves folded only at the base and an inflorescence to about 20 cm long.


Source: Jeanes, J. (2005). Orchidaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Lilianae
order      Asparagales
family       Orchidaceae
genus        Arpophyllum La Llave & Lex.