Brachypeza zamboangensis (Ames) Garay 1972

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Full shade Hot Warm Winter

Common Name The Zamboanga Brachypeza [A province of the Philippines]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Sabah Borneo and the Philippines in hill forests low down on tree trunks in deeper shade at elevations around 500 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a stout, pendulous stem enveloped by leaf bases and carrying 6 to 7, distichous, broadly oblong-ligulate, coriaceous, obtuse, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the winter on a slender, wiry, olive green to purple red, to 8" [to 20 cm] long, successively many flowered, pendant inflorescence with several, triangular-ovate, sterile bracts and triangular-ovate, obtuse, thickened, rigid, olive green to purplish red floral bracts

Synonyms *Sarcochilus zamboangensis Ames 1923

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 21 1165 - 1328 Brieger 1988 ; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 photo fide; The Orchids of Borneo Vol 3 Wood 1997 drawing/photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae Part 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014 drawing fide