!Spongiola lohokii J.J.Wood & A.L.Lamb 1994

Photo by Phillip Cribb

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Chan Chew Lun in Chan, C.L., A. Lamb, P.S. Shim, and J.J. Wood. 1994. Orchids of Borneo, vol. 1,

Common Name Lohok's Spongiola [Bornean Collector of type]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in northern Borneo in riverine forests on branches of small trees on limestone and sandstone ridges at elevations around 300 to 500 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with a descending stem carrying 3 to 6, coriaceous, spreading, oblong to oblong-elliptic, obtuse and asymetrical apically leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on a lateral, pendent, racemose, occasionally branched, narrow, wiry, pale green, 12 to 18" [30 to 45 cm] long, successively to 25 flowered inflorescence with 3 to 4 remote, adpressed, ovate, sterile bracts and ovate floral bracts and carrying 5 to 6, ephemeral flowers open at any one time.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchids of Borneo Vol 1 Chan, Lamb, Shim and Wood 1994 drawing fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Cribb & Wood 1994; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 drawing/photos fide