Nephelaphyllum flabellatum Ames & C.Schweinf. 1920

Photo by Petrus Kurniawan and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Common Name The Fan Shaped Nephelaphyllum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in north Borneo in lower montane forests at elevations around 1600 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with a triangular, purple spotted, obtuse, abruptly narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter, on a short, basal, few to several flowered inflorescence

Often this species has been lumped in with Nephelaphyllum pulchrum but Wood 2011 shows both forms and their differences.

Synonyms Tainia flabellata (Ames & C.Schweinf.) Gagnep.1932

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011

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