Bromheadia srilankensis Kruiz. & de Vogel 1997 SECTION Aporodes Photo by Suranjan Fernando and An Anotated Checklist of the Orchids of Sri Lanka

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by deVogel


Common Name The Sri Lanka Bromheadia

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Sri Lanka without elevational data as a just medium sized epiphyte with a basal part somewhat flattened, laterally compressed apically stem enveloped entirely by imbricating leaf bearing sheaths each carrying many rather flexible, hard-coriaceous, the upper 2 around the inflorescence short, linear, laterally flattened, slightly curved, 10 to 12 nerved per side leaves that blooms in the later spring on a terminal, 2 branched, to .32" [to 8 mm] long, to 13 or more flowered inflorescence with imbricating, hard, thick, keeled along the top floral bracts and carrying wide open, white flowers arising from the imbricating floral bracts with the lateral lobes of the lip and margins of the midlobe with fine purplish red veins and the calli of the lip bright yellow.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI *Orchid Monographs Vol 8 deVogel 1997 drawing fide;