Bromheadia borneensis J.J.Sm. 1917 SECTION Bromheadia

Photo by Sonny Wibisono


TYPE Drawing

Photo by A. van der Ent/ TYPE Drawing by J J Smith and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Hot Warm LATE Winter EARLY Spring

Common Name The Borneo Bromheadia

Flower Size

Found in penninsular Malaysia and Borneo in swampy ground of swamp forests, lowland forests, hill forests and ridge top forests at elevations of 50 to 700 meters as a large sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with remote stems carrying ellitic to oblong, shortly unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a termijnal, erect, branched, peduncle 18 to 33.6" [45 to 84 cm] long, rachis to 2.6" [6.5 cm] long, flexuous, successively single, many flowered inflorescence with ephemeral flowers.

Synonyms Bromheadia borneensis var. longiflora Scheind. & de Vogel 1997

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Checklist of the orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1984; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; Orchid Monographs Vol 8 Bromheadia Scheidelen & de Vogel 1997 drawing ok; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood, Beaman etal 2001; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 17 O'Byrne 2016 photo fide