Tropidia connata J.J.Wood & A.L.Lamb 1994

Drawing Photos by Izai Alberto Bruno Sabino Kikuchi and Hirokazu Tsukaya/drawing by Mutsuko Nakajima and Epitypification with an emended description of Tropidia connata (Orchidaceae, Epidendroideae, Tropidieae) Website

Deep shade Hot Warm Summer

Common Name The Connate Tropidia

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in north and western Borneo at elevations around 240 to 600 meters as a clump-forming, miniature to small sized, hot to warm growing mycoheterotrophic terrestrial with dark brown, pubescent tubers giving rise to 10 to 15, ivory white to creamy colored, wiry, simple to branched, sparsely ramentaceous stems carrying 5 to 10, ovate, acute, sheath-like, adpressed to the stem leaves taht blooms in the summer on an erect, sparsely ramentaceous, slightly zig-zag, successively 1 to 2, 5 to 15 flowered inflorescence with off white, tipped brown, triangular, acute to acuminate floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, partially open, white flowers with the apex of the lip pale orange to yellow.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 drawing fide; Orchids of Borneo Vol 3 Wood 1997 drawing/photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000; Phytokeys 80: 77-85 Epitypification with an emended description of Tropidia connata (Orchidaceae, Epidendroideae, Tropidieae) Izai Alberto Bruno Sabino Kikuchi, Hirokazu Tsukaya 2017 photo/drawwing

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