Philippine Ground Orchid / Spathoglottis plicata). Kalalau Trail, Na Pali Coast, Kauai, Hawaii, USA.
Philippine Ground Orchid (Spathoglottis plicata), native to Southeast Asia, was introduced to Hawaii as an ornamental garden plant and it later naturalized in the wild. The violet-pink or magenta-purple flowers have 5 oval-shaped pink, purple, or white tepals (2 side petals and 3 petal-like sepals) and a similarly colored, spade-shaped labellum. The leaves emerge from pseudobulbs and are bright green, linear-lanceolate, and distinctively plicate (having fanlike folds along their length). It was photographed within the first mile of the Kalalau Trail in Na Pali Coast State Wilderness Park on the island of Kauai, Hawaii, USA.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download