Bulbophyllum beccarii Rchb. f. 1879 SECTION Leopardinae Bentham 1883

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Common Name Beccari's Bulbophyllum [Italian Orchid Enthusiast 1800's]

Flower Size 1/2" [1 cm]

Found in Borneo in lowland and peat swamp forests at elevations of sealevel to 600 meters as a medium sized, hot to cool growing creeping epiphyte that wraps around the trunk of a tree with ovoid, pale yellow green psuedobulbs carrying erect, oblong to broadly elli-ptic, obtuse to acute, thick, leathery, reticulate patterned, sulcate, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves held in a cup shape trapping all the falling deitrius from the tree and is invaded by a tangle of roots. The flowers are beautiful, occur in the spring and summer, hanging in pendant, 5 to 17" [12 to 43 cm] long, densely many flowered cluster below the base of the leaf, yet smell like rotting fish or meat. The rosy with violet lines peduncle is enveloped by 5 imbricate, ovate to ovate-elliptic, acute to acuminate, dorsally carinate bracts and has flesh-colored with darker pink to purple flecks, lanceolate, acuminate, floral bracts.

Synonyms Phyllorchis beccarii (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; AOS Bulletin Vol 33 No 5 1964; Orquideologia Vol 14 No 1 1979 photo; Orchid Digest Vol 45 No 6 1981 drawing/photo; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 photo fide to the second and 3rd photo; The Orchids of Borneo Vol 3 Wood 1997 drawing/photo fide; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1914/85; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holtum 1953; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchids of Borneo Chan, Shim, Lamb & Wood Vol 3 1997 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 1 2006 photo; Thirty Two New Species of Bulbophyllum (Orchidaceae)from Sulawesi J.J. VERMEULEN 1 AND P. O’BYRNE Gard. Bulletin Singapore 60 (1): 73-153 2008; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide