Bulbophyllum apheles J.J.Verm. 1991 SECTION Sestochilus [Breda]Benth & Hkr.f 1883

Photo by Wolfgang Rysy and The Swiss Orchid Foundation a t the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Side View of Flower

TYPE Photo by J J Vermeullen 1991

Part sunCool Fall

Common Name The Smooth Bulbophyllum [refers to the simple flowers]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Sabah Borneo in lower montane forests on branches of shrubs and trees at elevations of 1300 to 1700 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome with 1.6 to 10" [4 to 25 cm] between each ellipsoid, somewhat flattened pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, thick, medium green, elliptic, abruptly narrowing below into the short petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a basal, [3 to 5.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a tubular floral bract.


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