Porpax borneensis J.J.Wood & A.L.Lamb in J.J.Wood & al. 1993

Plant and Flowers insitu on rock face Photos by Rogier Van Vugt and his P-Base Orchid Photo Website

Part Shade Hot WarmSummer

Common Name The Bornean Porpax

Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]

Found in northern Borneo low primary hill forests in ultramafic habitats often at the base of Gymnostoma sumatrana trees or adpressed to rocks at elevations of 600 to 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epipiphyte or lithophyte with a creeping rhizome giving rise to flattened, ovoid, often bilobed pseudobulb enveloped in youth by a sheath and carrying 1 to 2, oblong to oblongovate, minutely retuse to asymetric apically, glabrous leaves that blooms in the summer on a short, proteranthous, basal, .16" [4 mm] long, single flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Plants of Mt Kinabalu Vol 2 J. J. Wood etal 1993 drawing/photo; *Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 2 2008 drawing/photo