Brachypeza indusiata (Rchb.f.) Garay 1972

Photo by Rosali Zakaria courtesy of Nik Fahmi and his Vortex Orchid Page

Full shade HotWinter

Common Name The Veiled Brachypeza [refers to the spur]

Flower Size [1 cm]

Found from Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo, the Moluccas, Sulawesi, Sumatra and New Guinea in hill forests at elevations of 200 to 300 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with a monopodial, short stem carrying a few rather broad, fleshy, somewhat flaccid, flushed with purple leaves that are widest in the apical portion and have a broad tip that blooms in the winter on a pendulous, 3.2" [to 8 cm] long inflorescence with a thickened rhachis and carrying very closely set, short-lived flowers

Synonyms Brachypeza stenoglottis [Hkr.f] Garay 1972; Ptereoceras stenoglottis [Hkr.f] Holttum 1960; Sarcochilus indusiatus (Rchb.f.) Carr 1935; Sarcochilus keyensis J.J.Sm. 1906; Sarcochilus sigmoideus Ridl. 1896; Sarcoglottis stenoglottis Hkr.f 1890; *Thrixspermum indusiatum Rchb.f. 1886; Thrixspermum platyphyllum Rchb.f. 1886

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Century of Indian Orchids Vol 5 Hooker 1895 as Sarcochilus [Pteroceras] stenoglottis drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 21 1165 - 1328 Brieger 1988 ; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Woods 1992 drawing fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood 2001 photos fide; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; Orchids of Borneo Wood Vol 4 2003 drawing/photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol III Shuiteman and de Vogel 2006; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae Part 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014 photo fide