Bulbophyllum dibothron J.J.Verm. & A.L.Lamb 1994 SECTION Macrocaulia (Bl.) Aver 1994

Photos by John Varigos and the The Orchideeen Amsler Website

Part sun Cool Spring

Common Name The 2 Hollows Bulbophyllum [refers to the two depressions in the basal half of the lip]

Flower Size .48" [1.2 cm]

Found in Sabah and Sarawak Borneo in lower montane forests at elevations around 1200 to 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome giving rise to close set, prostrate on the rhizome, ovoid, flattened pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic to obovate, acute, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a lateral, 1.6 to 2.2" [3.5 to 5.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with tubular, acuminate, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

"Differs from B. lambii J.J. Vermeulen in having obovate (not spathulate) petals, and a lip with a distinctly drawn-out top part, as well as two ridges in the basal part (rather than scattered irregular teeth)." Verneulen & Lamb 1994


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * BLUMEA 38 (1994) 335-348 Vermeullen & Lamb 1994 drawing fide; A Checklist of the Orhcids of Borneo J J Wood & P J Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood Beaman etal 2001; 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;