Bulbophyllum inunctum J.J. Sm. 1909 SECTION Beccariana Pfitz. 1889

Photo by Zainal Abidin Bin Othman

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Common Name

Flower Size 4.8" [12 cm]

Found in Borneo and Malaysia as a small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with conical, rugose pseudobulbs 1 3/4 to 2" apart [4 to 5 cm] carrying a single apical, widest above the middle, shortly acute apically, narrowing basally into a 1" petiole leaf that blooms in the summer and fall on a basal, short to 2 3/4" [7 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence carrying a large flower.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum longiflorum Ridl.1897; Bulbophyllum membranifolium subsp. inunctum (J.J.Sm.) J.J.Verm., P.O'Byrne & A.L.Lamb, Bulbophyllum Borneo: 244 (2015;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Malaya Holtum 1953; Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Teo 1985 as Bulbophyllum longiflorum; Orchdis of Borneo Vol 2 Vermuellen 1991; Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfadden and Wood 1992 drawing fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood 2001 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 70 No 3 2005; Bulbophyllum: the incomplete Guide From A to why? Bill Thoms 2009 photo fide; Wild Orchids of the Cameron Highlands REACH 2009 photo fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 as B membranifolium var inunctum photos/drawing fide;