Bromheadia robusta Kruiz. & de Vogel 1997 SECTION Aporodes

TYPE Drawing by deVogel


Common Name The Robust Bromheadia

Flower Size

Found in Kalimantan and Sarawak Borneo in open places within primary lowland to hill forests at elevation around 150 to 800 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing, sturdy, erect 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 rather flexible, hard-coriaceous, the upper 2 around the inflorescence very long, linear, laterally flattened, curved, 26 to 30 nerved per side leaves that blooms in the late summer and earlier fall on a terminal, unbranched, to 2.68" [to 6.7 cm] long, to 33 flowered inflorescence with hard, thick, keeled along the top floral bracts and carrying small flowers arising from the imbricating floral bracts and carrying flowers with yellowish cream sepals, white petals, a white lip with the lateral lobes veined with red purple, the base of the midlobe red purple, a broght yellow callus, a cream colored column finely tinged wit and spotted purple in front beneath the stigma and a white anther..


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