Bulbophyllum botryophorum Ridl. 1897 SECTION Brachystachyae Benth. & Hook. f. 1883

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Peter O'Byrne

Faintly FetidFragrantDeep ShadeWarm" Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Grape-Bearing Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1.5" [3 mm]

Found in penninsular Malaysia, Singapore and Sabah Borneo in lowland to hill forests at elevations of 700 to 800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome with .2" to 1/2" [.5 to 1.2 cm] between each miniscule, ovoid, not flattened pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptic, dark green, usually suffused with red, abruptly narrowing into the almost non-existent petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer on a .65" [1.6 cm] long, to 6 flowered inflorescence with faintly fetid smelling flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Borneo Vol 2 Vermuellen 1991 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing ok; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Borneo Vermeullen Vol 2 2003 drawing ok/photo ok; Wild Orchids of the Cameron Highlands REACH 2009 photo fide; 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;