Brachypeza simondiana (Gagnep.) Kocyan & Schuit. 2014

Side View of Flower Photos courtesy of Timothy Cholcto


Common Name Simonds' Brachypeza [Australian Orchid Collector and Enthusiast 1900's]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Vietnam as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with an erect to decumben=t stem carrying 7 to 8, lanceolate, undulate margined, unequally bilobed apcailly, basally clasping leaves that blooms on an axillary, 2.4" [6 cm] long, thin, successively single to 2 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Ornithochilus simondianus Gagnep. 1951; Pteroceras insularum Aver. 1988; Pteroceras simondianum (Gagnep.) Aver. 1988; Thrixspermum insularum (Aver.) Aver. 1990

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994 as Thrixspermum insularum drawing good;