Bulbophyllum koilobasis J.J.Verm., P.O'Byrne & A.L.Lamb 2015 SECTION Macrocaulia (Bl.) Aver 1994

Side View of Flower

Plant and Flower

Photos by John Varigos

Full Shade Cool Spring Summer

Common Name Odoard's Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .4 to .48" [1 to 1.2 cm]

Found in Sabah Borneo in wet primary forests at elevations of 1200 to 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome giving rise to close set, ovoid, somewhat flattened to not pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, ovate to elliptic, obtuse, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on a basal, peduncle .24 to .76" [.6 to 1.9 cm] long, provided with 2 to 3 scales, .6 to 1.4" [1.5 to 3.5 cm] long overall, single flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Similar to and in the past proffered in error as B puntjakense but differs in the single veined petals and in lacking verrucae on the adaxial side of the lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Borneo Vol 2 Vermeulen 1991 as B puntjakense drawing fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993 as B puntjakense; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 as B puntjakense; The Orchids of Sarawak Beaman etal 2001 as B puntjakense; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 as B puntjakense drawing/photo fide; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Vermeulen & O'Byrne 2015 drawing fide