Spathoglottis jetsuniae is a new and striking orchid species discovered and named in honour of Her Majesty Gyaltsuen Jetsun Pema Wangchuck.

The new species Spathoglottis jetsuniae was discovered by Nima Gyeltshen and Kezang Tobgyel of the National Biodiversity Centre, and the University of Costa Rica’s Stig Dalström. It was first discovered accidentally by the staff of the National Biodiversity Centre on November 3, 2016, in the remote region of Ngangla-Kaktong of Zhemgang.