Ventricularia borneensis J.J.Wood 1998

Flower Detail Photos courtesy of André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Part shadeHotTo Cool Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Bornean Ventricularia

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found only in Borneo in lowland and lower montane forests at elevations of 200 to 1350 meters as a medium to large sized, pendant, hot to cool growing epiphyte with an elongate, pendant, slender, simple stem carrying several, linear-lanceolate, acute, slightly fleshy, coriaceous, dark olive green, basally clasping and attenuate to the leaf sheaths leaves that blooms in the spring on a 2 flowered, very short, fleshy inflorescence with obtuse, ovate, scale-like, adpressed to the base of the pedicel floral bracts and carrying resupinate flowers held close to the leaf axil.

Synonyms Trichoglottis borneensis (J.J.Wood) Kocyan & Schuit. 2014

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Borneo Vol 4 Wood 2003 drawing/photo fide

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