Bulbophyllum flavofimbriatum J.J.Sm. 1931 SECTION Epicranthes (Bl.) Hook.f.

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Another Flower


Photos by © Peter O'Byrne


Common Name The Yellow Haired Bulbophyllum [refers to the yellow appendages of the lip]

Flower Size .2" [4 mm]

Found in Borneo in dense lower montane forests and open podosol forests at elevations of 800 to 1500 meters in lower montane forests as a miniature to small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with elliptic, compressed pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, thick, ovate, medium to dark green, basally petiolate leaf that blooms in the spring and fall on a .4" [1 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with tubular floral bracts and unscented flowers.

Synonyms Epicranthes flavofimbriata (J.J.Sm.) Garay & W.Kittr. 1985 publ. 1986

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Botanisk Tidsskrift Bild 70 Hft 1 Contributions to the flora of Thailand VI Seidenfaden 1975; Orchids of Borneo Vol 2 Vermeullen 1991 drawing fide/photo ?; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchid Australia Vol 12 No 1 2000 photo; Orchids Australia Vol 12 No 6 2000 photo as Epicranthes flavofimbriata; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 as Epicrianthes flavofimbriata photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Thirty Two New Species of Bulbophyllum (Orchidaceae)from Sulawesi J.J. VERMEULEN 1 AND P. O’BYRNE Gard. Bulletin Singapore 60 (1): 73-153 2008; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photos/drawing fide;