Bulbophyllum cuspidipetalum J.J. Sm. 1908 SECTION Beccariana Pfitz. 1889

Photos by Bob Fallon Copyright and the Dr Leslie Garay Archives

Flower Closeup

Common Name The Lanceolate Petal Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Borneo and once in Malysia with a thick sheathed, quickly becoming bristly rhizome with 6" [15 cm] between each slender conspicuous, ovoid-cylindrical pseudobulb carrying a single apical, petiolate, elliptical, acute leaf, blooming on a short to 5/8" [to 1.5 cm] long inflorescence with the wide opening, foul smelling flowers [to 12] held in a close group, single flowered,

Similar to B subumbellatum but differs in the rounder overall, look and the thicker apical tails of the petals in this one.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Malaya Holtum 1953; Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfadden and Wood 1992 drawing fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photos/drawing fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 17 2016 photo fide;