Bulbophyllum anaclastum J.J.Verm. 1993 SECTION Beccariana Pfitz. 1889

TYPE Drawing by J J Vermeulen

Part shade Cool LATESpring Summer

Common Name The Bent Backwards Bulbophyllum [refers to the strongly curved lip]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Sabah Borneo on Mt Kinabalu in primary forest at elevations of 1700 to 1900 meters as a small to just medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome with 3.6 to 8" [9 to 20 cm] between each, cylindrical, slightly widening towards the apex, somewhat flattened pseudobulbs carrying a single, elliptic, acute, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring and summer on a basal, usually single, peduncle .4 to 2" [1 to 5 cm] long, provided with 7 to 10 bracts, rachis erect, .4 to 1" [1 to 2.5 cm] long, 2 to 4" [5 to 10 cm] long overall, successively many, 7 to 15 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acuminate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and. carrying flowers with yellow sepals with purple veins, or entirely brownish.

"Much like Bulbophyllum uniflorum (Blume) Hassk., which occurs in the same area. It differs in having a racemose, dense, somewhat elongated inflorescence, a lip which is finely pubescent adaxially, and broadly rounded wings (not deltoidto triangular teeth) along the lower margins of the stelidia." J J Vermuellen 1993


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *BLUMEA 38 (1993) 145-155 J J Vermeulen 1993 drawing fide; Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011