Bulbophyllum jonpetri J.J.Verm. & A.L.Lamb 2013 SECTION Desmosanthes [Bl.] J.J. Sm. 1933

TYPE Drawing by J J Vermeulen

Part shade Warm Cool

Common Name Jon Petri's Bulbophyllum [Honors Jon Peter van den Oever at Leiden Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Netherlands current]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Sabah Borneo in podzolic forests at elevations around 600 to 1400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a long creeping rhizome with rather persistent bracts giving rise to distinct, 1.04 to 3.8" [2.6 to 9.5 cm] between each, olive green, ovoid, obtusely angled pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, dark green, elliptic to ovate to obovate, obtuse to subacute, petiolate base leaf that blooms on a suberect to erect, peduncle to .6 to 1.28" [1.5 to 3.2 cm] long, provided with 7 to 8 bracts, rachis porrect, .24 to .4" [.6 to 1 cm] long, congested, 6 to 9 flowered inflorescence with longer than the ovary floral bracts.

"Most similar to B capitatum in general habit and flower details but differs in having a hardly recurved lip with less conspicuous ridges." J J Vermeulen & A L Lamb 2013


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Malesian Orchid Journal 11:106 J J Vermeulen & A.L.Lamb 2013 photo/drawing fide