Bromheadia alticola Ridl. 1891 SECTION Bromheadia

Photo by Peter O'Byrne and the Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Plant and Flowers

Photos by David Landau

FragrantFull shade Hot WarmFall

Common Name The High Elevation Bromheadia

Flower Size .88" to .96" [2.2 to 2.4 cm]

Found in Thailand, Malaysia, Borneo, and the Phillipines in dense primary forest lowlands to 900 meters as a medium to large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with stout, ascending, flattened stems enveloped by leaf bearing sheaths and carrying 2 ranked, slightly leathery, strap-shaped, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, racemose, almost sessile, 1.6 to 2.4" [4 to 6 cm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence with 2 ranked, overlapping, boat-shaped bracts and carrying fragrant, fleshy, white flowers

Synonyms Bromheadia philippinensis Ames & Quisumb. 1936

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Botanisk Tidsskrift Bind 66 Hefte 4 Contributions to the Orchid Flora of Thailand III Seidenfaden 1971; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981 as B philippinense drawing/photo fide; Opera Botanica #72 Orchid Genera in Thailand XI Cymbidiaeae Seidenfaden 1983 drawing fide; Orchidana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; Orchids of Malaya Segerback 1992 photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Living with Orchids In Sumatra Landau 1996 photo fide; Orchid Monographs Vol 8 Bromheadia Scheidelen & de Vogel 1997 drawing good; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood, Beaman etal 2001; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide