Bulbophyllum alatum J.J.Verm. 1991 SECTION Macrocaulia (Bl.) Aver 1994

Plant and Flower

Photo by J.B. Comber and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name or Meaning The Winged Bulbophyllum [refers to the lateral sepals]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Sabah Borneo near Mt Kinabalu in mixed montane forests on bare trees at elevations of 1200 to 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing, mat forming epiphyte with ovoid to ellipsoid, slightly flattened pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, rather thick, ovate to elliptic, abruptly narrowing below into the shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a basal, erect, 1.2 to 1.8" [3 to 4.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Orchids of Borneo Vol 2 Vermeullen 1991 drawing/photo fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993; Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photo/drawing fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photos/drawing fide;