Acanthephippium curtisii Rchb.f. 1881 Drawing by S A Thomas

Drawing Drawing by J. Linden

Common Name Curtis' Acanthephippium [English Orchid Collector in Indonesia 1800's]

Flower Size

Found in Sarawak Borneo as a medium sized terresttrial without elevational data with ovoid to fusiform, 4 to 6 noded pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, broadly lanceolate to elliptic, 5 to 7 prominent veined beneath, acute, petiolate base leaves that blooms on a lateral, arising from the lower node of a new growth, peduncle to 6" [15 cm] long, provided with 2 to 3 sterile bracts, rachis 2" [5 cm] long, to 6 flowered inflorescence with cymbiform, pale purple, foliaceous, ovate-lanceolate, acute floral bracts and carrying fleshypale creamy pink base flowers with the tepals abaxially striped with red along the veins, adaxially spotted with red in the basal half and strongly blotched to completely red in the apical 1/4, a white column and a yellow lip with dark red markings.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Digest Vol 49 No 2 1985 photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchid Monographs Vol 8 S A Thomas 1997 drawing fide;

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