Collabium vesicatum (Rchb.f.) Schltr. 1911 Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Warm Cool EARLY Winter

Common Name The Bladder Collabium

Flower Size .8 to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm]

Found in New Guinea, the Bismark Archipelago, the Solomon Islands, Fiji, New Caledonia and Vanuatu at elevations of 200 to 1400 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial or epiphyte with an elongate, non-branching rhizome with 3" [7.5 cm] between each pseudobulb, the first 1 to 3, carrying a single, ovate to oblong, acute to acuminate, 5 to 7 nerved, prominent below attenuate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early winter on an erect, peduncle 2.4 to 5.6" [6 to 14 cm] long, rachis terete, to 3.4" [8.5 cm] long, 4 to 8 flowered inflorescence with patent sometimes refelexed, ovate to lanceolate floral bracts

Synonyms Chrysoglossum aneityumense Ames 1933; Chrysoglossum papuanum (Schltr.) J.J.Sm. 1910; *Chrysoglossum vesicatum Rchb.f. 1868; Collabium aneityumense (Ames) Seidenf. 1983 publ. 1984; Collabium papuanum (Schltr.) Schltr. 1911; Nephelaphyllum papuanum Schltr. 1905; Tainia papuana (Schltr.) Gagnep. 1932

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 as Nephelaphyllum papuanum Drawing fide; Orchid Monographs Vol 8 Van der Burgh & De Vogel 1997 drawing fide;