Bulbophyllum flammuliferum Ridl. SECTION Desmosanthes [Bl.] J.J. Sm. 1933

Flower Closesup

Photos courtesy of Jo Levy Copyright , Leslie Garay Archives


Common Name The Flame-Carrying Bulbophyllum [refers to the colored tips of the sepals and petals]

Flower Size 2/8" [5 mm]

Found in Penninsular Malaysia and Borneo in hill forests at elevations around 520 to 600 meters on limestone as a small sized, warm growing, lithophytic orchid with a stout, long-creeping rhizome with 1" to 2 3/8" [3 to 6 cm] between each basally oblique and curved upwards, slightly flattened, apically narrowed pseudobulb which carries a single apical, oblong, apically rounded, basally petiolate leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a sheathed, basal, 2 to 6" [5 to 15 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence with distichous, drooping flowers.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957; Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing/photo fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993 photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photo fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; A Guide to the Orchids of Kinabalu Wood 2013 photo fide; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photos/drawing fide;