Bromheadia longifolia Kruiz. & de Vogel 1997 SECTION Aporodes

TYPE Drawing by deVogel

Common Name The Long Leaved Bromheadia

Flower Size

Found in Sabah and Brunei Borneo in diterocarp forests at elevations around 600 to 1500 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing, slender epiphyte with a laterally compressed stem enveloped entirely by imbricating sheaths the basal part with 2 to 3 leafless sheaths, leaf bearing above, each carrying many stiff to rather flexible, hard-coriaceous, the upper 2 around the inflorescence very long, linear, laterally flattened, straight to curved, 13 to 20 nerved per side leaves that blooms on a terminal, unbranched to 2 branched, to .6" [to 1.5cm] long, to 14 flowered inflorescence with hard, thick, keeled along the top floral bracts and carrying small flowers arising from the imbricating floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchid Monographs Vol 8 deVogel 1997 drawing fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing fide;