Bulbophyllum disjunctum Ames & C.Schweinf. 1920 SECTION Altisceptrum J J Smith 1914

Photo by Peter Maxwell

Another Flower

Plant and Inflorescence in situ Borneo

Photos by Nakato and the Nakato Orchids Website

FragranceFull shadeWarm CoolSpring

Common Name The Disjunct Bulbophyllum [refers to the well separated pseudobulbs]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Sabah and Sarawak Borneo in mixed montane, mossy forests at elevations of 900 to 2500 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or terrestrial in moss cushions with a creeping rhizome with .4 to 2.8" [1 to 7 cm] between each ovoid, not flattened pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, obovate to elliptic, medium green, often suffused with red, gradually narrowing below into the elongate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, reddish, 7.8 to 24.8" [19 to 62 cm] long, lax, many flowered inflorescence with often fragrant flowers.

" Bulbophyllum farinulentum differs from B. disjunction in having rounded to obtuse leaf tips, adaxially papillose to pubescent sepals, papillose-ciliolate (rather than erose-denticulate) petals, and in lacking erect or antrorse knobs on the adaxial surface of the lip. The colours are also slightly different: B. farinulentum has sepals and petals with red veins, B. disjunctum has scattered red spots, more or less aligned along the veins." J J Vermeulen 2002


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Borneo Vol 2 Vermuellen 1991 drawing/photo fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood Beaman etal 2001; Gard. Bull. Singapore 54: 116 J J Verm. 2002 drawing fide/photo hmm; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing fide; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photos/drawing fide;