Bromheadia rupestris Ridl. 1897 SECTION Bromheadia

Plant Photos by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Rock Loving Bromheadia

Flower Size .98 to 1.2" [2.4 to 3 cm]

Found in southern Malaysia in forests on trees, dead trees and on rocks at elevations around 800 to 1400 meters as a giant sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an erect, stout stem enveloped completely by basally clasping leaf sheaths carrying to 35, linear to oblong leaves that blooms in the winter on a lateral, to 1" [2.5cm] long, successively 1, to 40 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Wood & Seidenfaden 1992; Orchid Monographs Vol 8 Kruiz. & de Vogel 1997 drawing fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011

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