Brachypeza laotica (Seidenf.) Seidenf. 1973

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deep shade winter

Common Name The Laotian Brachypeza

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Thailand, Laos and Vietnam at elevations of 300 to 800 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a short stem carrying 3 or so, limp leaves that blooms in the winter on axillary, 4 to 6" [10 to 15 cm] long, successively few, several flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Pteroceras laoticum Seidenf. 1966

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Botanisk Tidsskrift bd 68 hft 1 Contributions to the Orchid Flora of Thailand V Seidedenfaden 1973 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 21 1165 - 1328 Brieger 1988 drawing/photo fide; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988 drawing/photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo ok; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; Turczaninowia 16(4):26-46 NEW AND RARE ORCHIDS (ORCHIDACEAE) IN THE FLORA OF CAMBODIA AND LAOS Averyanov 2013; Wulfenia 22 [2015]: 137 - 188 New Orchids in the Flora of Vietnam Averyanov, Nguyen, Tich, Nguyen, Nong, Nguyen and Xuan photo fide;