Bulbophyllum anguliferum Ames & C. Schweinf. 1920 SECTION Macrocaulia (Bl.) Aver 1994

Photo by Nakato and his Orchid Photo Website

Aother Flower

Photo by Art Vogel

Common Name The Angle-Carrying Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found only in Borneo in high and wet lower and upper montane forests to dry, low and open scrubby montane forests in very exposed positions at elevations of 2200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with ellipsoid, somewhat flattened pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, rather thick, ovate to elliptic, light to medium green, conduplicate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring, summer and fall in situ in Borneo on a basal, 1 to 2" [2.5 to 5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with tubular floral bracts and large flowers for the size of the plant.

CAUTION previously included B muluense as a synonym but this one differs in the flatter lip without rounded margins.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids Of Borneo Vol 2 Vermuellen 1991 drawing not = B muluense; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993 not = B muluense; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 not = B muluense; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Siegerist 2001; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood 2001 photo not = B muluense; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photo/drawing partly; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photo not = B muluense; A Guide to the Orchids of Kinabalu Wood 2013 photo fide; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photos not this flower =B muluense;