!Collabium nebulosum Blume 1825


Drawing Photos by Peter O'Byrne - Drawing E.J.Brill, Leiden and Swiss Orchid Foundation Website

Partial Shade WarmcoolLATER Summer EARLYFall

Common Name The Cloud Loving Collabium

Flower Size .6 to .68"[1.5 to 1.7 cm]

Found in Java and Sumatra in rainforests at elevations of 600 to 1600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with a creeping, cylindrical, fleshy rhizome with .6 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] between each somewhat quadrangular, narrowing apically pseduobulbs carrying a single, oval, shortly acuminate, green with some darker blotches, gradually narrowing below into the terete, violet flushed petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later summer and early fall on a cylindrical pseudobulb with no leaf and an extending way beyond the leaf, to 40" [to 100 cm] long, terete, violet, thick and fleshy towards the base, rachis, terete and green, many flowered inflorescence with distorted flowers as the lip and column are twisted in opposite directions.

Synonyms Chrysoglossum nebulosum (Blume) J.J.Sm. 1905

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm 1905 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 as Chrysoglossum nebulosum drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen Band 3 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas Liferung #14 820 - 880 1984 drawing fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 as Chrysoglossum nebulosum; Orchid Monographs Vol 8 Van der Burgh & De Vogel 1997 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide