Bulbophyllum cornutum [Blume] Rchb.f 1861 SECTION Beccariana Pfitz. 1889

Photo by Peter Maxwell

Common Name or Meaning The Horned Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1 1/4" [3 cm]

Found in Borneo, Java and the Philippines in hill and lower montane forests at elevations of 900 to 1700 meters and higher as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with .6 to 2" [1.5 to 5 cm] between each, distinct, ovoid ppseudobulb enveloped in long stiff bristles and carrying a single apical, thick. elliptic to ovate, acute, petiolate base leaf and flowers in the summer in Borneo on a basal, erect to patent, 2 to 2 3/4" [5 to 7 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with elliptic to ovate floral bracts.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum concavum Ames & C.Schweinf. 1920 ; Bulbophyllum wenzelii Ames 1913; *Ephippium cornutum Blume 1825; Hamularia cornuta (Blume) Aver. & Averyanova 2006; Phyllorchis cornuta [Blume] Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857 as Ephippium cornutum; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Orchidaceae of New Guinea Schlechter 1913; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1961; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 corrections; Notes on Cirrhopetalum Seidenfadden 1973; Orchidiana Philippiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 as B wenzelii; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 3 1985 as Bulbophyllum helenae; Orchid Genera of Thiland Vol VIII Bulbophyllum Thou. Seidenfadden 1990; Orchids of Java Comber 1990; Orchids of Borneo Vol 2 Vermuellen 1991 drawing/photo fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Australian Orchid Review Vol 70 No 2 2005; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo ok; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo fide; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 82 #3 2013 photo fide; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photos/drawing fide;