Bulbophyllum emunitum J.J.Verm. & A.L.Lamb 2008 SECTION Biseta J.J.Verm. ex N.Pearce , P.J.Cribb & Renz 2001

Photos by Steven Chew, Collection sheet and drawings by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Sun cool Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Unarmed Bulbophyllum [refers to the abscence of tooth-like extensions on the ribs of the ovary]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Sarawak Borneo in mossy montane elfin forests at elevations around 1100 to 1600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with 1.08" [2.8 cm] between each distant, ovoid pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic, acute, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a patent, rather dense, peduncle to 7.8" [19.5 cm] long, to 8.4" [21 cm] long overall, to 10 flowered inflorescence carrying non-resupinate, spirally arranged flowers.

Similar to the Sumatran B dewildei but this one lacks the tooth-like extensions on the ribs of the ovary and has distinctly smaller flowers and the adaxial side of the lip is glabrous.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 1 pg 43 Vermeulen & Lamb 2008 drawing/photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 15 O'Byrne 2008 drawing/photo fide; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photos/drawing fide;