Bromheadia aporoides Reichb.f. 1878 SECTION Aporodes

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Part sunHotCoolSummer

Common Name The Aporum-Like Bromheadia

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Laos and Borneo at elevations around 300 to 1600 meters in hill and montane forests as a miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with leafy cane-like, elongate, leafy stems carrying up to 9, distichous, coriaceous, scimitar-shaped, acute leaves that are articulated into the clasping basal leaf sheaths that blooms in the summer on a terminal, simple or branched inflorescence holding the 1 to 3 flowers in opposing ranks and having stiff, persistent floral bracts carrying resupinate, medium sized flowers with only a few open at a time.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1878; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95 as B aperioides; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/85; Orchids of Malaya Holtum 1957; The Orchidsof Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitnand 1960 drawing good; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 corrections; Opera Botanica #72 Orchid Genera in Thailand XI Cymbidiaeae Seidenfaden 1983 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 24 1457 - 1520 Brieger 1991 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing/photo ok; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994;Living with Orchids in Sumatra Landau 1996 photo fide; Orchid Monographs Vol 8 Kruiz. & de Vogel 1997 drawing fide; A Field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo good; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood, Beaman etal 2001; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo good; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide; Wulfenia 22 [2015]: 137 - 188 New Orchids in the Flora of Vietnam Averyanov, Nguyen, Tich, Nguyen, Nong, Nguyen and Xuan photo fide;