Bulbophyllum comberi J.J.Verm. in J.B.Comber 1990 SECTION Monanthaparva Ridl. 1896

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Common Name Comber's Bulbophyllum [English Orchid Taxomonist at Kew and Indonesia 1900's and early 2000's]

Flower Size 1/10th" [2mm]

Found in penninsular Malaysia, Java and Borneo in lower montane forests at elevations of 750 to 2000 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing trunk epiphyte and occasional terrestrial with globose, ribbed, angled pseudobulbs to 1/2" [1.2cm apart] enveloped basally by an evanescent sheath and carrying 2 apical, conduplicate basally leaves that blooms in the spring on a very short, basal, single flowered inflorescence holding the flower under the leaf

Similar to both B ciliatum and B depressum but differs first in being smaller in all dimensions. From B ciliatum it differs in having a median ridge on the adaxial side of the lip, from B acutum it differs in not having distinct side lobes to the lip

Synonyms Bulbophyllum ciliatum Auct. Carr 1932 non [Bl.]Lindley

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Malaya Holtum 1953 as B ciliatum [Bl.]Lindley 1830; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide/ drawing not = B clinocoryphe; Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden 1992 drawing not = B clinocoryphe; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sarawak Wood, Beaman etal 2001 pg 161 as B cf comberinot = B clinocoryphe; Thirty Two New Species of Bulbophyllum (Orchidaceae)from Sulawesi J.J. VERMEULEN 1 AND P. O’BYRNE Gard. Bulletin Singapore 60 (1): 73-153 2008; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 7 2011 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photo good;