!Entomophobia kinabaluensis (Ames) de Vogel 1984

Borneo Flower Closeup

Photos courtesy of Dr. E.F. de Vogel, André Schuiteman and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Sulawesi Plant Inflorescence

Sulawesi Flower Close up

Photos courtesy of Peter O'Byrne ©

Full Shade

Hot Cool Winter Spring Summer Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Kinabalu Entomophobia [A mountain in Borneo]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Borneo and central Sulawesi in lower to upper montane forest at elevations of 900 to 2300 meters as a medium to large sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte or on limestone rocks as a lithophyte with close set, obolong to ovate-oblong pseudobulbs envelope basally by several imbricate, scarious sheaths and carrying 2, apical, erect, coriaceous, linear, acute, 3 to 7 nerved, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate, petiolate base leaves that blooms at any time of the year on a terminal, erect, somewhat compressed, slightly fractiflex rachis, [to 9.6" [24 cm] long, 15 to 42 flowered inflorescnece that arises with a new growth and carries the distichous flowers all facing the same way.

Synonyms *Pholidota kinabaluensis Ames 1920

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Monographs Vol 1 De Vogel 1986; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993 photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 drawing/photo fide Orchids of Borneo Wood Vol 4 2003 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide