Brachypeza cladostachya (Hook.f.) Kocyan & Schuit. 2014

Another Angle with lip held down Photos by © Art Vogel

Another Angle Photos courtesy of Dr. E.F. de Vogel, André Schuiteman and Jaap Vermeulenand Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Full Shade Hot Cool Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Branching Inflorescence Brachypeza

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in Malaysia, Borneo, Java, Sulawesi and the Philippines in lowland to hill forests on limestone rocks at elevations of sealevel to 1200 meters as a miniature sized, hot to cool growing lithophyte with a curved short stem carrying a few, unequally bilobed apically, obtuse leaves that blooms in the summer on an axillary, glabrous, to 1 7/8" [to 4.9 cm], many flowered inflorescence with only 1 to 2, short lived flowers open at any one time.

Synonyms Pteroceras cladostachyum (Hook.f.) H.A.Pedersen 1992; Pteroceras tanyphyllum (Ridl.) Holttum 1960; *Sarcochilus cladostachys Hook.f. 1890; Sarcochilus pallidus var. celebicus Schltr. 1911; Sarcochilus tanyphyllus Ridl. 1893; Thrixspermum cladostachyum (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Century of Indian Orchids Vol 5 Hooker 1895 as Sarcochilus cladostachys drawing fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Woods & Seidenfaden 1992 as Pteroceras cladostachyum drawing ok; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993 as Pteroceras aff cladostachyum; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 as Pteroceras cladostachyum; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood 2001 as Pteroceras cladostachyum photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 as Pteroceras cladostachyum photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002 as Pteroceras cladostachyum ; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003 as Pteroceras cladostachyum; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 5 2010 as Pteroceras cladostachyum; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 as Pteroceras cladostachyum photo ok, Philippine Native Orchid species Cootes 2011 as Pteroceras cladostachyumphoto fide;

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