Bulbophyllum clandestinum Lindl. 1841 SECTION Oxysepala Bentham & J D Hook.f. 1883

TYPE for the section

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Part shadeCool Spring Summer Fall

Common Name The Hidden Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1/4" [.6 cm]

Found in Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Myanmar, Malaysia, Sulawesi, the Molouccas, Sumatra, Borneo, New Guinea, Java, the Philippines and Fiji in evergreen lowland forests on terminal branches and twigs in the upper canopy at elevations around 1000 to 1200 meters as a cool growing epiphyte on trees in open forest with a long fractiflex rhizome that has far spaced pseudobulbs that blooms in the spring, summer and fall on a very short, erect, inflorescence carrying single flowers arising along and held close to the rhizome in between the pseudobulbs.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum bolovense Guill. 1957; Bulbophyllum myrianthum Schlechter 1911; Bulbophyllum ovalifolium [Wight]Parish 1883; Bulbophyllum profusum Ames 1912; Bulbophyllum sessile [Koen.]J.J.Sm. 1905; Bulbophyllum sparsifolium Schltr. 1913; Bulbophyllum teysmannii J.J.Sm. 1905; Bulbophyllum trisetorum Griff 1851; Bulbophyllum volkensii Schltr. 1914; *Epidendrum sessile Koen 1791; Oxysepala ovalifolia Wight 1852; Phyllorchis sessile [Koen]Kze. 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905 as B sessile; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 as B sessiledrawing fide; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/85 as B sessile; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1914/85 as B sparsifolium drawing good; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 as B sessile; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1914/85 as B teysmanii; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 photo; The Orchids of Papua New Guinea An Introduction Millar 1978 as B sessile photo fide; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 #3 Orchid Genera in Thailand VIII Bulbophyllum Thou Seidenfaden 1979 as B sessile drawing fide; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981 as b profusum; Orchidiana Philippiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 as B profusum; Orchids of Malaysia Teo 1985; Orchid Genera in Thailand Seidenfaden 1990; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 as B sessile; Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide as B sessile; Ferns and Orchids of the Mariana Islands Raulerson & Rinehart 1992 as B profusum photo fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993 as B sessile; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 as B sessile; Orchids of Papua and New Guinea Millar 1999; Bulbophyllums and their Allies Seigerist 2001 as B sterile; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood Beaman etal 2001; A Field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide as B sessile; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide as B sessile; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 as B sessile photo ok; Turczaninowia 19 (3): 558 L. V. Averyanov1 , Khang Sinh Nguyen etal 2016 ; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; Bulbophyllum of Sulawesi Verm & O'Byrne 2011 drawing/photo fide; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photos/drawing fide;