Bulbophyllum fragosum J.J.Verm. & A.L.Lamb 2013 SECTION Brachystachyae Benth. & Hook. f. 1883

TYPE Drawing by J J Vermeulen

Part shade Cold

Common Name The Rough Bulbophyllum [refers to the surface of the lip]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Sabah Borneo in forests at elevations around 2200 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing epiphyte with a short creeping rhizome with persistent bracts giving rise to small, .08 to .4" [.2 to 1 cm] between each, ovoid, not angular pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect to patent, obovate, rounded, petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect, peduncle to 6.4 to 8.8" [16 to 22 cm] long, provided with 4 bracts, rachis nodding, 1.8 to 2" [4.8 to 5 cm] long, very densely, cylindrical, 80 to 110 flowered inflorescence with just shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

"Differs from B coniferum by having obtuse petals and a lip with a median tooth on the adaxial surface near the base." J J Vermeulen & A L Lamb 2013


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Malesian Orchid J. 11: 99 J.J.Verm. & A.L.Lamb 2013 drawing fide