Nephelaphyllum aureum J.J.Wood in C.L.Chan. & al.1994

Plant and Flowers

Flowers from the side

Photos by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation At the Jany Renz Herbaria

Another Flower Color

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation At the Jany Renz Herbaria

Common Name The Golden Nephelaphyllum

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Sabah Borneo in mixed oak/chestnut, lower montane forest on sandstone ridge soils at elevations of 900 to 1400 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with fusiform, fleshy, purplish olive green pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, green, pink or buff colored, triangular-ovate to cordate, acute, very shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a terminal, erect, .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm] long, successively 1 to 2, 3 to 5 flowered inflorescence with ovate, carinate, acute, papery, pale brown speckled and flecked dark purple floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, faintly sweet scented flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchids of Borneo Vol 1 Chan Wood 1994 drawing/photo fide; Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide