!Bracisepalum selebicum J.J.Sm. 1933

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

Common Name or Meaning The Celebes Bracisepalum

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Sulawesi at elevations of 1800 to 2000 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte on trunks and branches with elliptical, lightly longitudinally sulcate pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptical, acute, gradually narrowing below into the elongate, thin petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on a synanthous, arising with the almost newly developed leaf, erect, thin then arching to pendant, 10" [25 cm] long, 8 to 40 flowered, racemose inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 15 881 - 944 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1984 drawing fide; Orchid Monographs Vol 1 De Vogel 1986; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002;