Bromheadia ensifolia J.J.Sm. 1926 SECTION Aporodes

Another Angle

Photos by Art Vogel

Part Shade Hot Warm Spring

Common Name The Sword-Shaped Leaf Bromheadia

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Sumatra and Borneo on trees in montane mossy forests at elevations of 60 to 1700 meters as a medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with close set, elliptic in cross-section, shiny stems carrying 8, curved, laterally flattened, linear, hard, more or less acute, apically small leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, very short to .65" [1.75 cm] long, usually branched, rachis flattened, zig-zag, to 20 flowered inflorescence with successively opening flowers with only a few at any one time.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Monographs Vol 8 Kruiz. & de Vogel 1997 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood 2001 Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 8 2011; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing fide/photo ok;