Nephelaphyllum aureum J.J.Wood in C.L.Chan. & al.1994

Plant and Flowers

Flowers from the side Photos by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation At the Jany Renz Herbaria

Common Name The Golden Nephelaphyllum

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in mixed oak/chestnut, lower montane forest on sandstone ridge soils at elevations of 900 to 1400 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with fusiform, fleshy, purplish olive green pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, green, pink or buff colored, triangular-ovate to cordate, acute, very shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a terminal, erect, .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm] long, successively 1 to 2, 3 to 5 flowered inflorescence with ovate, carinate, acute, papery, pale brown speckled and flecked dark purple floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, faintly sweet scented flowers.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchids of Borneo Vol 1 Chan Wood 1994 drawing/photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide

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