!Nabaluia clemensii Ames 1920

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deep shade Cool Cold LATER Spring

Common Name Clemens' Nabaluia [English Botanist in Borneo 1900's]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in northern Borneo in lower and upper montane forests at elevations of 1200 to 3150 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte or lithophyte with rather sturdy, angular pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, thickly coriaceous, 5 to 7 main nerved, ovate-oblong to obovate lanceolate, acute to acuminate, abruptly narrowing below into the elongate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the later spring on a synanthous, with the leaves halfway or less emerged, 4 to 8" [10 to20 cm] long, rachis 4 to 7.2" [10 to 18 cm] long, 18 to 25 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Chelonistele clemensii (Ames) Carr 1935; Chelonistele keithiana W.W.Sm. 1921

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 15 881 - 944 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1984 drawing fide; Orchid Monographs 1 de Vogel 1986 drawing fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993 photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing