Bulbophyllum kestron J.J.Verm. & A.L.Lamb 1988 SECTION Macrocaulia (Bl.) Aver 1994

Photo by J J Vermeullen 1991

Another Flower

Plant and Flower

Photo by J.B.Comber and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by J.J. Vermeulen and Gard. Bull. Singapore 41:32 Vermeulen & Lamb 1988

Part shade Warm Cool SpringSummerEARLY fall

Common Name The Rough Tongue Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Sabah Borneo in lower to upper wet montane forests at elevations of 1400 to 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with close set, ovoid, somewhat flattened pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, rather thin, elliptic to obovate, obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring, summer and early fall on an erect, basal, 1 to 1.6" [2.5 to 4 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a tubular floral bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Gard. Bull. Singapore 41:30 Vermeulen & Lamb 1988 drawing fide to the second photo; Orchids Of Borneo Vol 2 Vermuellen 1991 drawing/photo fide; Plants of Mt Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993; A checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing fide; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photos/drawing fide;