Bulbophyllum devogelii J.J.Verm. 1991 SECTION Stachysanthes (Bl.) J.J. Verm. & P. O’Byrne 2008

Plant and Flower

Photos by Peter O'Byrne © and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Cool Spring and again Fall

Common Name DeVogel's Bulbophyllum [Dutch Botanist, Orchid Enthusiast and discoverer of the type current]

Flower Size .16" [4mm]

Found in Sabah Borneo in mossy montane forests at elevations of 1600 to 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome and .16 to 1/2" [.4 to 1.2 cm] between each orbicular to discoid, non flattened pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, rather thick, ovate to elliptic, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and fall on an erect, basal, pendent, 3.6 to 5" [9 to 12.5 cm] long, 10 to 22 flowered inflorescence with a triangular floral bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchids Of Borneo Vol 2 Vermuellen 1991 drawing/photo fide; A checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo fide; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photos/drawing fide;