Bromheadia scirpoidea Ridl. 1900 SECTION Aporodes

Plant and Flower

Photos by Dr. E.F. de Vogel, courtesy of André Schuiteman, and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Part sunWarmHotSpring Summer Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Reed-Like Bromheadia [refers to the leaves]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in the lowland and hill forests of Malaysia and Borneo in lower montane forests at elevations of 500 to 1500 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with slender, terete, curved, branching, densely tufted stems carrying, curved, laterally flattened, stiff, acute leaves that blooms in the spring through fall on a terminal, shortly branched inflorescence that arises from the base of the uppermost leaf and has thin close floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Wood & Seidenfaden 1992 drawing ok; Orchids of Malaya Segerback 1992 photo good; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchid Monographs Vol 8 Kruiz. & de Vogel 1997 drawing fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood Beaman etal 2001; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 8 2011; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide