Bromheadia truncata Seidenf. 1983 publ. 1984 SECTION Aporodes

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Seidenfaden

Another Flower

Another Angle

Photos by Dian Rachmawaty and the Orchids of Borneo Website

Part sun Hot Cool Summer THROUGHwinter

Common Name The Truncate Bromheadia

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Thailand, Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo in dense primary forests at elevations around 300 to 1800 meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing tufted epiphyte with a stem enveloped basally by sheaths and towards the apex by 3 to 5, laterally flattened, linear, acute, curved, acutely placed to the stem leaves that blooms summer through winter on a terminal, branched or not, gradually lengthening, to .6" [1.5 cm] long, successively 1 to 2 at a time, many flowered inflorescence with thin, overlappping floral bracts and carrying short-lived flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957; *Opera Botanica #72 Orchid Genera in Thailand XI Cymbidiaeae Seidenfaden 1983 drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 23 Schlechter/Brieger 1990; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; Orchids of Malaya Segerback 1992 photo fide; 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 Sumatra Comber 2001 photo 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/photo fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide