Bulbophyllum fulgens J.J.Verm. 1996 SECTION Macrocaulia (Bl.) Aver 1994

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Full shade Cool LATE Summer EARLY Fall

Common Name The Sparkling Bulbophyllum [refers to the lateral sepals being attached along their length]

Flower Size

Found in northern Sumatra in primary forests at elevations around 1600 to 1700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with ovoid, often somewhat flattened pseudobulbs carrying a single, elliptic, obtuse, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, peduncle .75 to 1" [1.8 to 2.5 cm] long, 2 cuspidate bracts basally, 2 to 2.8" [5 to 7 cm] long overall, single flowered inflorescence with tubular, cuspidate floral bracts.

"Rather similar to B. cernuum (Blume) Lindl. and B. stormii J.J. Sm. These differ from B. fulgens in having at most an inconspicuous wing along the lower margin of the stelidia, as well as in lacking the callus on the adaxial side of the lip, close to its base. The original description and illustration of B. tapirus J.J. Sm. suggest a plant similar to B. fulgens; the type material of B. tapirus, however, shows that it is best included in B. longistellidum." J J Vermeulen 1996


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Blumea 41:361 J J Vermeulen 1996 drawing fide; Orchids of Sumatra J B Comber 2001;