Epigeneium speculum (J.J.Sm.) Summerh. 1957 SECTION Racemosum Photo by Gary Yong Gee and his Yong Gee Website

Inflorescence Photo by The Sabah Forestry Department and the Sabah Forestry Website

Plant in situ Borneo Photo by The Star Online - Collaboration set at preserving flora, fauna of massive dam site Website

Fragrant Part shade Warm Cool LATE Summer EARLY Fall

Common Name The Mirrored Epigeneium [refers to the shiny callus on the lip]

Flower Size .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm]

Found in Borneo in hill forests and lowland montane forests at elevations of 400 to 1300 meters as a warm to cool growing epiphyte or terrestrial in mossy clumps with a long creeping rhizome with 2.4" [6 cm] between each ovate to oblong-elliptic, obtusely 4 angled, dark olive green pseudobulb enveloped in youth by an obtuse cataphyl and carrying 2, apical, oblong to oblong-elliptic to elliptic, obtuse, shallowly retuse, tough, leathery, adaxial suface minutely rugulose, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on 1 to 2, 2 to 4.4" [5 to 11 cm] long, 3 to 4 flowered inflorescence with ovate acute floral bracts and carrying sweetly scented flowers

Synonyms *Dendrobium speculum J.J.Sm. 1907; Katherinea speculum (J.J.Sm.) A.D.Hawkes 1956; Sarcopodium speculum (J.J.Sm.) Carr 1935

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1012 as Dendrobium speculum; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 photo good; Orchids of Borneo Wood Vol 3 1997 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood 2001 photos fide; Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 photo fide

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