Bromheadia alticola Ridl. 1891 SECTION Bromheadia Photo by Peter O'Byrne and the Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Plant and Flowers Photos by David Landau>

FragrantFull shade Hot WarmFall

Common Name The High Elevation Bromheadia

Flower Size .88" to .96" [2.2 to 2.4 cm]

Found in Thailand, Malaysia, Borneo, and the Phillipines in dense primary forest lowlands to 900 meters as a medium to large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with stout, ascending, flattened stems enveloped by leaf bearing sheaths and carrying 2 ranked, slightly leathery, strap-shaped, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, racemose, almost sessile, 1.6 to 2.4" [4 to 6 cm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence with 2 ranked, overlapping, boat-shaped bracts and carrying fragrant, fleshy, white flowers

Synonyms Bromheadia philippinensis Ames & Quisumb. 1936

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Botanisk Tidsskrift Bind 66 Hefte 4 Contributions to the Orchid Flora of Thailand III Seidenfaden 1971; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981 as B philippinense drawing/photo fide; Opera Botanica #72 Orchid Genera in Thailand XI Cymbidiaeae Seidenfaden 1983 drawing fide; Orchidana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; Orchids of Malaya Segerback 1992 photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Living with Orchids In Sumatra Landau 1996 photo fide; Orchid Monographs Vol 8 Bromheadia Scheidelen & de Vogel 1997 drawing good; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide