Bulbophyllum chanii J.J.Verm. & A.L.Lamb 1991 SECTION Macrocaulia (Bl.) Aver 1994

Photo by Anthony Lamb

Part shade Cool SpringSummer

Common Name Chan's Bulbophyllum [Indonesian Orchid Enthusiast and Illustrator current]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Sabah Borneo in upper non-mossy montane forests at elevations of 1400 to 1900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with close set, ellipsoid, somewhat flattened pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, rather thick, elliptic, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on an erect, basal, 1 to 1.6" [2.5 to 4 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a tubular floral bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchids Of Borneo Vol 2 Vermuellen 1991 drawing/photo fide; Plants of Mt Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993; A checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photos/drawing fide;