Bulbophyllum cymbidioides J.J.Verm. & P.O'Byrne 2008 SECTION Lepidorhiza Schlechter 1911

Side View

Inflorescence Photos by Art Vogel

Part sunWarmTo CoolSpringSummer

Common Name The Cymbidium-Like Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Sulawesi in remnants of very wet, low and open montane woodland. within the understory as an epiphyte on bushes, but also in the crowns of emergent trees at elevations of 1600 to 2200 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome giving rise to close set, ovate, unangled pseudobulbs carrying a single apical, erect, elliptic to ovate, acute, gradually narrowing into the elongate petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring and summer on a patent, very lax, racemose, 2.8 to 7.2" [7 to 18 cm] long, successively single, 4 flowered inflorescence and carrying non-resupinate flowers.

Differs from B. allotrion in the not-antrorse sidelobes of the lip, and the lack of a crest on the anther cap.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Gard. Bull. Singapore 60:103 fig 13 J.J.Verm. & P.O'Byrne 2008 drawing fide; Bulbophyllum of Sulawesi Vermeullen & O'Byrne 2011 drawing/photo fide