Bulbophyllum grandilabre Carr 1935 SECTION Stachysanthes (Bl.) J.J. Verm. & P. O’Byrne 2008

Plant and Flowers in situ Borneo

Photos by © John Varigos and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website


Common Name The Large Lip Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Sarawak and Sabah Borneo in ridge top and low and open forests at elevations around 500 to 2000 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with .12 to .6" [.3 to 1.5 cm] between each minute spheroid to discoid, not laterally flattened pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic, obtuse to acute, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring with the mini-miniature sized orchid an erect to patent, 1 to 2" [2.5 to 5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence or on the miniature sized orchid a more elongate 2 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Borneo Vol 2 Vermeullen 1991 drawing/photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo J J Woods & P J Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood Beaman etal 2001; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photos/drawing fide;