Acriopsis gracilis Minderh. & de Vogel 1986

photo by Vincent Wanua

Common Name The Graceful Acriopsis

Flower Size 3/4" [1.8 cm]

Found in Sabah Borneo in open stunted kerangis forests and hill forests at elevations of 300 to 600 meters as a small to medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with 1 cm between each, olive green, wrinkled, ovoid pseduobulb carrying 2 to 3, linear, obtuse leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on a basal, simple, decurved to pendulous, dark green, 8 to 16.8" [20 to 42 cm] long, rachis, [10 to 17 cm] long, laxly many flowered inflorescence with 3 to 4 basal, purple sheaths and a solitary purple sterile bract half way up and acute, pink to purple floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchid Monographs Vol 1 De Vogel 1986 drawing/photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 25 1520 - 1584 Brieger 1991 drawing fide; Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Borneo Vol 3 J.J. Wood 1997 Drawing fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 17 2016 photo fide;