Bulbophyllum kiamfeeanum J.J.Verm. & P.O'Byrne Sep 2008 SECTION Saurocephalum J J Verm 2014

Plant and Inflorescence

Photo by Art Vogel

Part shade CoolSpring

Common Name Mr. Kiam Fee (Paul) Leong's Bulbophyllum [Herbarium of Singapore employee current]

Flower Size .1" [2 mm]

Found in Sulawesi in mossy montane forests at elevations around 1400 to 1500 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with 1/2 to 3/4" [1.2 to 1.8 cm] between each loosely clustering, ovoid, olive green pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, dark green, elliptic, acute, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a basal, patent, 3.6" [9.2 cm] long, peduncle and rhachis densely mottled purplish red, rather densely 18 flowered, racemose, rachis somewhat nodding, slightly thickened, cylindrical inflorescence with acute floral bracts and carrying non resupinate, mostly simultaneously opening flowers .

"Bulbophyllum kiamfeeanum is most similar to B. pubiflorum but differs by the sepals, which are glabrous abaxially. The lip is ovate in general outline (not hastate). Vegetatively it differs from other Sulawesi species of the section with a generally creeping rhizome and similar flowers ( B. ankylodon J.J. Verm., B. pubiflorum Schlechter, B. trigonobulbum J.J. Sm.) by having a much shorter rhizome with loosely clustered pseudobulbs." J.J.Verm. & P.O'Byrne 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Gard. Bull. Singapore 60:81 fig 4 J.J.Verm. & P.O'Byrne 2008 drawing fide; Bulbophyllum of Sulawesi Vermeullen & O'Byrne 2001 drawing ok/photo fide;