Grosourdya milneri P.O'Byrne, Gokusing & J.J.Wood 2015

TYPE Drawing TYPE Photos/TYPE Drawing by Peter O'Byrne


Common Name Milner's Grosourdya [Bornean Co-Collector of the type current]

Flower Size .6 to .68" [1.5 to 1.6 cm]

Found in Sabah Borneo in hill forests at elevations around 900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with a short, descending, slightly compressed stem carrying 3 to 5, in a descending fan, ligulate, often subfalcate, externally keeled, green, tapering towards an unequally bilobed apex, lobules narrow, acute, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a lateral, from the stem below the leaves, spreading, peduncle .48 to .8" [1.2 to 2 cm] long, basally muriculate grey brown to maroon, graduating to green apically, provided with 2 to 3 enveloping basal scales, .96 to 1.32" [2.4 to 3.3 cm] long overall, rachis .12 to .4" [.3 to 1 cm] long, swollen, green with brown marks, verrucose, successively single, to 11 flowered inflorescence with spreading, patelliform, thick, obtuse, persistent, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying ephemeral, odorless flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 15 P.O'Byrne 2015 photo/drawing fide;