Rhomboda cristata (Blume) Ormerod 1995

Plant in situ the Philippines Photo courtesy of L.Y.Th. Westra, André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III

Full shade WarmCool Spring

Common Name The Callus Rhomboda

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Java and the Philippines in shady locations at elevations of 1450 to 2100 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with 3 to 4, close set, near basal, green below, shiney velvety green above, broad white line at midrib leaves with the uppermost beiong smaller and blooming in the spring on an erect, terminal, 4 to 5" [10 to 13 cm] long, pubescent, loosely 3 to 15 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate-ovate, reddish brown, pubescent floral bracts.

Synonyms Dossinia cristata (Blume) Miq. 1859; *Hetaeria cristata Blume 1859; Zeuxine cristata (Blume) Schltr. 1911

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Sm. 1908 as Hetaeria cristata drawing fide; Orchids of Southern Ryukyu Islands Garay & Sweet 1974; Orchidiana Philippiniana Valmayor 1984 as Hetaeria cristata; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 as Hetaeria cristata

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