Bulbophyllum bilobipetalum J.J.Sm. 1927 SECTION Macrocaulia (Bl.) Aver 1994

Plant and Flower in situ Borneo

Photos by John Varigos and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Part shade Cool Fall

Common Name The Two Lobed Petal Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .3" [7.5 mm]

Found in Kalimantan Borneo in primary forests at elevations around 1400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short creeping rhizome giving rise to ovoid, flattened pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic, obtuse, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a basal, erect, thin, 1" [2.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence .

This species has been cited as a synonym of B schefferii by several authors but it can be separated by the shape of the stellida and the protruding proximal edge of the stigma.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photo fide;