Bulbophyllum dewildei J.J. Verm. 1996 SECTION Biseta J.J.Verm. ex N.Pearce , P.J.Cribb & Renz 2001

TYPE Drawing by © J J Vermeulen

Full shade Cool LATERSummer

Common Name Dewild's Bulbophyllum [Dutch Botanist Dr. W.J.J. O. de Wilde (L), who has recently completed the enormous task of revising the Myristicaceae for Flora Malesiana current ]

Flower Size

Found in Sumatra in mossy montane forest at elevations around 1500 to 1700 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome with distinct, 2" [5 cm] between each ovoid, not flattened pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, obovate, obtuse, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later summer on a pendulous, peduncle 11.8 to 14.8” [29.5 to 37 cm] long, provided with 6 acute bracts, rachis pendulous, glabrous, swollen and spindle-shaped, with slight depressions below the flowers, 2.8 to 3" [7 to 7.5 cm] long, 25 to 35 flowered inflorescence with triangular, acute, somewhat shorter to a bit longer than than the ovary floral bracts

"Differs from B. bisetum Lindl. by its elongated inflorescence, as well as by the presence of 3 teeth at the base of the median sepal. Bulbophyllum dewildei, B. bisetum, and B. bisetoides Seidenf. could be included in SECTION Brachyantha Rchb.f 1861 but differ from this section in having long, subulate stelidia. They are probably best accommodated in a separate section. [SECTION Biseta J.J.Verm. ex N.Pearce , P.J.Cribb & Renz 2001 was formed to accomodate these species]" Vermeulen 1996


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Blumea 41:357 J J Vermeulen 1996 drawing fide; The Bulbophyllum of Borneo Verm. O’Byrne and Lamb 2015 drawing/photo fide