Bulbophyllum crepidiferum J.J.Sm. 1920 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008

Plant and flower

Photos courtesy of Rudi Hromniak and his and his Orchid Webpage


Common Name The Sandal-Like Bulbophyllum [refers to the lip]

Flower Size 1/4" [.6 cm]

Found in Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo in lower montane forests around 1600 to 1800 meters as a small sized, cool to warm growing epiphyte with a rhizome enveloped by dry sheaths and 5/8" in between each grooved, conical pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, linear, acute leaf that blooms with up to 6, basal, 1 3/5" [4 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence The flowers are similar to and as large as Bulbophyllum ischnopus Schltr.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum brastagiense Carr 1933; Ferruminaria brastagiensis (Carr) Garay, R. M., Hamer & Siegerist 1994

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 as Ferruminaria brastagiensis drawing fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; New species of Bulbophyllum from eastern Malesia (Orchidaceae) Nordic Journal of Botany 26: 129195, 2008 Vermuellen; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photo fide; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photos/drawing fide;