Bulbophyllum habrotinum J.J. Verm. & A.L. Lamb 1994 SECTION Ephippium Schlechter 1913

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Common Name .2" [5 mm] wide

Flower Size The Delicate Bulbophyllum

Found in Borneo in lower montane forests at elevations of 600 to 800 to 1500 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with .4 to 1" [1 to 2.5 cm] between each somewhat flattened to not, ovoid pseudobulb carrying a single apical, erect, elliptic, obtuse, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a basal, 1.8 to 3.6" [4.5 to 9 cm] long, simultaneously opening, 6 to 9 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acute floral bracts.

"Differs from B. makoyanum (Reichb. f.) Ridley in having a lip which is verrucose adaxially. In addition, it has lateral sepals which are not covered with a sticky mucus when the flowers are open, and which are only connate along their lower margins near the base>" Vermeulen & Lamb 1994

Synonyms Cirrhopetalum habrotinum (J.J. Verm. & A.L. Lamb) Garay, Hamer & Siegerist 1994

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Blumea 38: 347 J.J.Verm. & A.L.Lamb 1994 drawing fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photo fide; A Guide to the Orchids of Kinabalu Wood 2013 photo fide; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photos/drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #2 2017 photo fide;