Bulbophyllum polystictum Ridl. 1909 - See also Bulbophyllum lobbii SECTION Sestochilus [Breda]Benth & Hkr.f 1883

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Common Name The Many-Dotted Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1 3/5" to 3 1/5" [4 to 8 cm]

Found in Southeast Asia and New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations of 400 to 600 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte that needs a slight winter rest and is very similar to and part of the B lobbii complex and cited as a synonym of by several authorities but differs in the backswept petals and drooping dorsal sepal.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; + The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95 as B lobbii; Orchids of Malaya Holtum 1953; Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 as B lobbii; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1985; Australian Orchid Review Vol 70 No 1 2005; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; The World's Most Beautiful Orchids Allikas & Nash 2005 photo fide;