Arachnis grandisepala J.J.Wood 1981

Lip Detail Photos by © Gary Yong Gee and his Orchid Photo Webpage

Inflorescence Photo by Toyo Hasiran Nyuukai©

Common Name or Meaning The Large Sepal Arachnis

Flower Size 4.5" [11 cm]

Found in north Borneo at elevations around 900 meters as a giant sized, monopodial, warm growing epiphyte with a semi-pendulous, elongate, branched, leafy stem carrying ligulate, unequally bilobed apically, articulated to the basal sheath, coriaceous leaves that blooms in the summer on an axillary, to 24" [60 cm] long, green, lax, 8 to 10 flowered inflorescence with 2 small, pale brown, scarious basal bracts and 2 remote, ovate, scarious bracts above as well as yellowish green, ovate, obtuse, scarious, persistent floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Digest Vol 46 No 5 1982 photo hmm may be A longisepala; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 22 1329 - 1392 Brieger 1989; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 photo ; The Orchids of Borneo Vol 3 Wood 1997 drawing/photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendrodeaea Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014 photo fide