Bromheadia pulchra Schltr. 1912 SECTION Bromheadia Photos by Mark Clements Copyright 2009,

Common Name The Beautiful Bromheadia - In Australia - The Pale Reed Orchid

Flower Size .15" [3 mm]

Found in New Guinea and northern Queensland in straggly clumps among low shrubs and rushes near the coast at elevations of sea level to 200 meters as a large to giant sized, hot growing terrestrial with erect, scrambling to erect, flattened, yellowish green stems carrying spreading, stiff, linear, obtuse, notched apically leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on a terminal, erect, 4 to 8" [10 to 20 cm] long, apically shortly zigzag, successively single, several flowered inflorescence with widely opening flowers

Synonyms Bromheadia venusta T.E.Hunt 1953

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 drawing fide; Orchid Monographs Vol 8 Kruiz. & de Vogel 1997 as B finlaysoniana; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo/drawing fide