Biermannia bimaculata (King & Pantl.) King & Pantl. 1898

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Photos by © Milan Vágner


Common Name or Meaning The Two Spotted Biermannia [refers to the lip callus]

Flower Size .25" [8mm]

Found in Yunnan province of China and the eastern Himalayas at elevations of 500 to 600 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing monopodial epiphyte with a stem enveloped completely by the leaf bearing sheaths and carrying linear-oblong, weakly falcate, obliquely bilobed apically, sessile, jointed to the base leaves that blooms in the mid spring through mid summer on a basal to axilalry, stout, glabrous, compressed, short, 2 to 3 flowering, lamellate inflorescence with alternate, triangular acute sheaths and broad floral bracts and carrying successive, distichous, fragrant [almond] flowers held towards the apex

Synonyms *Sarcochilus bimaculatus King & Pantl. 1895

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as Sarcochilus bimaculata drawing fide; Encylopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Indian Orchids: A Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988 drawing good; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002 drawing fide; 100 Sikkim Himalayan Orchids Pradhan 2005 photo fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide;