Bulbophyllum breimerianum J.J.Verm. & A.Vogel 2007 SECTION Sestochilus [Breda]Benth & Hkr.f 1883

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Photos by © Art Vogel

Common Name Breimer's Bulbophyllum [Dutch Pharmacolgist and orchid enthusiast current]

Flower Size

Found in Kalimantan Borneo in lowland rainforest at elevations around 200 to 300 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with 1 to 2.2" [2.5–5.5 cm ] between each distant, ovoid pseudobulb carrrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ellitic to obovate, obtuse, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on 1 to 2, basal, erect, 2 to 2.3" [5 to 6 cm] long, peduncle .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm] long and covered by 4 to 6 bracts, single flowered inflorescence with tubular, acute floral bracts

Among the Borneo species, B. breimerianum is most similar to B. macranthum and B. praetervisum. It is unequivocally distinct at close inspection because of the retrorse ‘horns’ on the lip, as well as the rounded wings along the lower margin of the stelidia. Among species from elsewhere, B. grandifolium Schltr. is most similar, but this has a lip of .32 to .42" [8 to 10.5 mm] long.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *BLUMEA 52: 1–3 Published on 4 July 2007; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photos/drawing fide;