Bromheadia divaricata Ames & C.Schweinf. 1920 SECTION Bromheadia

Photo by Copyright Anthony Lamb

Another Flower

Plant and Flowers in situ Mt Kinabalu Borneo

Photos by Copyright Rogier Van Vugt and His PBase Orchid Photo Website

Flower Closeup

Photo by Peter Maxwell and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Part shadeCold WinterLATESpringFall

Common Name The Divaricate Bromheadia [refers to the many branched inflorescence]

Flower Size 1.8" [4.5 cm]

Found in Sabah Borneo in mossy lower montane forests at elevations of 2100 to 3100 meters as a large sized, cold growing epiphyte on logs or terrestrial on rocks with a flattened leaf bearing stem carrying many, coriaceous, elliptic to obovate, tapering strongly at both ends, amplexicaul, unequally bilobed apically, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the winter, again in the late spring and again in the fall on a terminal, paniculate, to 8" [to 20 cm] long, with lateral branches of 3" [7.5 cm] long, laxly, successively few to many flowered inflorescence with imbricating, triangular bracts towards the apex through which the flowers appear


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993 photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchid Monographs Vol 8 Kruizinga,Scheindlin & De Vogel 1997 drawing fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011;