Grosourdya urunensis J.J.Wood, C.L.Chan & A.L.Lamb 2011

Side View of Flower

Plant and Flowers Photos by J B Comber and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Batu Urun Grosourdya [A limestone rock in Sabah Borneo]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Sabah Borneo in hill forests on limestone and sandstne substrates at elevtions of 400 to 700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a short, pedent stem enveloped completely by leaf bearing sheaths carrying narrowly elliptic, oblique, thinly coriaceous, pale green leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on 2 to 4, erect to porrect, peduncle .52 to 1.6" [1.3 to 4 cm] long, with a basal bract, rachis shortly setose hairy, yellowish green to green, turning purple with time, .12" [3 mm] long, successively 1 to occasionally 2, few flowered inflorescence with ovate, obtuse floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 63 # 10 1994 as G sp. Photo fide; *Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 8 Wood 2011 drawing/photo fide