Bulbophyllum elongatum (Blume) Hassk. 1844 SECTION Altisceptrum J J Smith 1914TYPE for the section

Photos by Peter O'Byrne, courtesy of André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III

Part Sun HotWarm Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Elongated Bulbophyllum [refers to the inflorescence]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in penninsular Malaysia, Java, Borneo, New Guinea and the Philippines in very damp forests near water at elevations around 1000 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with 6" [15 cm] between each more or less globose pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, oblong, acute, gradually narrowing below into the elongate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a to 24" [60 cm] long, arching, many flowered inflorescence enveloped by several sheaths.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum gigas Ridl. 1897; Bulbophyllum sceptrum Rchb.f. 1861; Cirrhopetalum elongatum (Blume) Lindl. 1843; *Ephippium elongatum Blume 1825; Phyllorchis elongata (Blume) Kuntze 1891; Phyllorchis sceptrum (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Notes on Cirrhopetalum Seidenfadden 1973; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchids of Java Comber 1990; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Wood & Seidenfadden 1992 drawing fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001; Gard. Bull. Singapore 54: 118 J J Verm. 2002 drawing fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing ok/photo fide; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photos/drawing fide;