Collabium bicameratum (J.J.Sm.) J.J.Wood 1994

Photo by Anthony Lamb


Drawing by Orchid Monographs 8 1997

Full Shade Cool Spring Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Two Chambered Collabium [refers to the 2 swollen bases of the 2 outer ridges on the lip]

Flower Size .6" [1.4 cm]

Found in Borneo in lower montane forests at elevations of 1600 to 1800 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with up to 1" between each, narrowly conical pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, elliptic to ovate-elliptic, acute to shortly acuminate, undulate margin, papery, prominent nerved, sulcate, brownish green spotted with grey-green leaves that blooms in the spring and again in the fall on an erect, 4.4 to 8" [11 to 20 cm] long, laxly 5 flowered inflorescence with 3 acute basal sheaths and narrowly elliptical, acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms *Chrysoglossum bicameratum J.J.Sm. 1931

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Band 3 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas Liferung #14 820 - 880 1984 as Chrysoglossum bicameratum; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Borneo Vol 1 Chan, Lamb, Shim and Wood 1994 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Monographs Vol 8 Van der Burgh & De Vogel 1997 drawing fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman 2001;