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The Spathoglottis pacifica is a South Pacific orchid with narrow, folded, and long leaves. It has dominant, usually ovoid, and sometimes depressed pseudobulbs. Its tall, slender inflorescences arise from a basal leaf-axil, with a succession of small to large flowers. The lip of the flowers is strongly three-lobed, with narrow lateral lobes (oblong and upcurved), a midlobe that is very narrowly clawed, and two small ovoid calli at the base with two small laterally spreading teeth. Its floral color is extensive and ranges from brilliant yellow, pure white, crimson, purple, and magenta. "The blossoms are not long-lived, and the profusion with which they are produced and the length of the blooming-season makes these orchids the most charming and satisfactory of all the terrestrial orchids." 3

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