Bromheadia graminea Kruiz. & de Vogel 1997 SECTION Aporodes

TYPE Drawing by deVogel


Common Name The Grass-Like Bromheadia

Flower Size small

Found in Sarawak and Kalimantan Borneo in podzolic or Dacrylium forests at elevations around 780 to 1300 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a laterally compressed stem enveloped mostly by imbricating sheaths the basal part terete, 2 to 3 leafless sheaths, leaf bearing above, each carrying many rather flexible, soft, the upper 2 around the inflorescence shorter, linear, laterally flattened, straight to slightly curved, 12 to 17 nerved per side leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a terminal, unbranched to 5 branched, to .24" [to .6 cm] long, to 22 flowered inflorescence with hard, thick, keeled along the top floral bracts and carrying small flowers arising from the imbricating floral bracts with yellow sepals with indistinct purple streaks going down the middle, white petals, the hypochile of the lip is cream colored with finely bright red nerved lateral lobes changing to rows of dots towards the back of the lip, the claw of the epipchile has red dots, the callus bright yellow with white margins, a cream colored column with reddish violet spots in front and a cream colored anther.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchid Monographs Vol 8 deVogel 1997 drawing fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood 2001;