Bulbophyllum elevatopunctatum J.J. Sm. 1920 SECTION Beccariana Pfitz. 1889

Another Color?

Photos by Art Vogel

Another Flower

Photo courtesy of Andy's Orchids Copyright 2002 All rights reserved.


Common Name The Raised Dot Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Thailand, penninsular Malaysia and Sumatra [Sulawesi?] as a small sized, cool to warm growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome with 1" [2.5 cm] between each oblong-ovoid, apically narrowed, 2 longitudinal channeled, dull green pseudobulb carrying a single, apical erect, narrowly lanceolate, fleshy, tough, shiny green above, dull pale green below, petiolate leaf that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a basal as well as from the rhizome, erect, single flowered, terete, pale green spotted brown-red inflorescence carrying 3 bracts in the lower half.

Similar to B membranifolium but differs in the relatively thick textured leaves, sepals and petals, the leaves with shorter petioles, the lip base with strips of papillae, the fimbriate side lobe margins and the dark red flower. Mot similar to B vineaceum but B membranifolium has 2 strips of papillae at the lip base and a distinct curved tooth along each lower margin of the column.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Genera of Thailand Vol VIII Bulbopyllum Thou. Seidenfaden 1990; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; Gard. Bull. Singapore 60: 40 Jutta & Ong & Phoon 2008 drawing/photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 8 2011 photos fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photos/drawing fide;