Bulbophyllum binnendijkii J.J. Sm. 1906 SECTION Beccariana Pfitz. 1889 Photo by © Eric Hunt and his Flicker Orchid Photostream

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Plant and Flower Photo courtesy of Jo Levy Copyright ©, Leslie Garay Archives

Common Name Binnendijk's Bulbophyllum [Dutch Botanist in Indonesia late 1800's]

Flower Size 4" [10 cm]

Found in Java and Borneo in moss forests at elevations around 1000 to 1400 meters on rotting logs and in areas rich in humus as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with large laterally compressed, cylindric pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, oblong, bluntly tapered, petiolate, large leaf that blooms in the spring on a 6 to 8" [15 to 20 cm] long, several [8 to 12] flowered inflorescence that holds the fetid smelling flowers beneath the leaf.

This species and Bulbophyllum virescens J.J. Sm. 1907 are said to be synomonous but there are several differences so I have left them separate for now.

Synonyms Cirrhopetalum leopardinum Teijsm. & Binn. 1862

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Notes on Cirrhopetalum Seidenfadden 1973 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 49 No 2 1985 drawing fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 70 No 10 2001 photo fide; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; AOS Bulletin Vol 71 No 2 2002 photo fide; 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