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

TYPE Drawing by J J Vermeulen

Part shade Warm Cold

Common Name The Basally Connate Bulbophyllum [refers to the sepals]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Sarawak Borneo in high mossy forests and Agathis dominated, mossy podzolic forests at elevations around 800 to 1900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with a short creeping rhizome with not persistent bracts giving rise to rather small, .08 to .24" [.2 to .6 cm] between each, ovoid, not angular pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, patent to pendulous, rather dull green, abaxially suffused with purple, elliptic to ovate to obovate, acute to subacute, petiolate base leaf that blooms on a pendent, peduncle to .28 to 1.32" [.7 to 3.3 cm] long, provided with 3 to 4 bracts, rachis porrect, .01 to .28" [.25 to .7 cm] long, contracted, globose-ellipsoid, 8 to 15 flowered inflorescence with longer than the ovary floral bracts.

"Shares the connate sepals with B heliodorum and B kittredgei from Palawan but in B hyposiphon the sepals are connate at the base only." J J Vermeulen & A L Lamb 2013


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Malesian Orchid J. 11: 104 J.J.Verm. & A.L.Lamb 2013 drawing fide