Bromheadia aporoides Rchb.f., Otia Bot. Hamburg. 44 (1878)

Name meaning 'like Aporum', a genus in the Orchidaceae.


Epiphyte with leafy cane-like, elongate, leafy stems with to 9, distichous, coriaceous, scimitar-shaped, acute leaves that are articulated into the clasping basal leaf sheaths that blooms in the summer on a terminal, simple or branched inflorescence holding the 1 to 3 flowers in opposing ranks and having stiff, persistent floral bracts carrying resupinate, medium sized flowers with only a few open at a time.

At elevations to 1600 meters in hill and montane forests.


From Sril Lanka, Burma, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia to Borneo.

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