Bulbophyllum cernuum [Bl.]Lindl. 1830 SECTION Macrocaulia (Bl.) Aver 1994

Another Flower

Photos by Rogier Van Vugt and his P Base Orchid Photo website

Common Name The Nodding Bulbophyllum [Latin for "with the face turned towards the earth" refering to the nodding flower]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.2 cm]

found in Thailand, Borneo and Java at altitudes around 610 to 1850 meters in dry open ridge forests as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome, carrying close set, ovoid, somewhat flattened pseudobulbs enveloped basally with many stiff hairs and carrrying a single, apical, rather thick, elliptic, petiolate leaf that blooms in the fall on a lateral, slender, .8" to 2.8" [2 to 7 cm] long inflorescence carrying an apical, solitary, unscented, slightly nodding flower.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum cernuum var vittata J.J.Sm. 1905; Bulbophyllum gibbilingue J.J. Sm. 1931; *Diphyes cernua Bl. 1825; Phyllorchis cernua [Bl.]Ktnze. 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; Orchids of Borneo Vol 2 Vermuellen 1991 drawing fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; A Compendium of Miniature Orchid Species Gerritsen and Parsons 2013 photo fide; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photos/drawing fide;