Bulbophyllum lasianthum Lindl. 1855 SECTION Beccariana Pfitz. 1889

Photo By Lourens Grobler


Common Name The Shaggy Flower Bulbophyllum [refers to the densely hairy sepal]

Flower Size 1/8" [1 cm]

Found in Java, Sumatra, Borneo and Malaysia in lowland and lower montane forests at elevations of sea-level to 1200 meters in moist shady forests on trees and rocks as a small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with 4 to 6" between each, slightly flattened, cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, elliptical, bluntly pointed, conduplicate below leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, stout, 4 to 17 1/2" [10 to 44 cm] long, basally enveloped by numerous acuminate sheaths, to 15 flowered inflorescence carrying foul-smelling, not opening well flowers.

Very similar to B adelphidium but this one differs in the longer inflorescence, laxer raceme and larger flowers

Synonyms Anisopetalum lasianthum Kuhl ex Hook.f. 1890; Phyllorkis lasiantha (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Malaysia Holtum 1957; Orchids of Borneo Vol 2 Vermeullen 1991 drawing does not conform, All flowers that I have seen have pilose sepals on the exterior surface and the sepals are thinner and more recurved.; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfadden and Wood 1992 drawing fide does not conform see previous; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; A to Z of SE Asian Orchids O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood Beaman etal 2001; Wild Orchids of the Cameron Highlands REACH 2009 photo ok; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing ok mine has a more elongate lip/ photo ok; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 8 2011 photos fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; Bulbophyllum of Sulawesi Vermeullen & O'Byrne 2011 drawing/photo good; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photos/drawing fide;