Bulbophyllum cavipes J.J.Verm. 1996 SECTION Monanthaparva Ridl. 1896

TYPE Drawing by J J Vermeulen

Full shade Warm Cool Winter

Common Name The Recurved Lip Bulbophyllum [refers to the distinctly recurved top part of the lip]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Sumatra in montane rain forest on shrubs at elevations around 800 to 1100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome giving rise to distinct, .2 to .56 [.5 to 1.4 cm] between each obliquely erect, ovoid, somewhat flattened pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, elliptic, finely mucronate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect, peduncle to .56 to .7 [1.4 to 2 cm] long, provided with 2 acuminate bracts, rachis .16 to .2" [.4 to .5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with tubular, shorter than the ovary floral bracts

"Most similar to B. papuliferum Schltr.; differs in having shorter petals (less than half as long as the lip), a stigma which distinctly protrudes at its base, and a much shorter column foot." Vermeulen 1996


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Blumea 41:356 J J Vermeulen 1996 drawing fide; The Bulbophyllum of Borneo Verm. OByrne and Lamb 2015 drawing/photo fide