Bulbophyllum fulvibulbum J.J.Verm. 1991 SECTION Altisceptrum J J Smith 1914

TYPE Drawing

Photo by A. Meivogel/TYPE Drawing by J J Vermeullen 1991

Part shade Cool EARLIERFall

Common Name The Yellow Pseudobulb Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Sabah Borneo near the forest floor in open podosol forests with dense undergrowth at elevations around 1500 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with 1.4 to 1.6" [3.5 to 4 cm] between each ovoid, not flattened, yellowish ocher colored pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, thick, elliptic, medium green, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the earlier fall on a 32.8" [82 cm] long ovedrall, peduncle to 11.2" [28 cm] long, rachis to 21.2" [53 cm] long, about 60 flowered inflorescence with ovate shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying unscented flowers with yellow sepals, abaxially with dark red basal markings, yellow petals and a yellow lip basally suffused with red.

"Close to B farinuletnum ; differs in having flowers with wider parts. The median ridge on the adaxial side of the lip is always very distinct, whereas it is usually inconspicuous in B. farinulentum." J J Vermeulen 2002


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchids of Borneo Vol 2 Vermuellen 1991 drawing fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 drawing fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood Beaman etal 2001 as B cf fulvibulbum; Gard. Bull. Singapore 54: 114 J J Verm. 2002 drawing fide;