Bulbophyllum latisepalum Ames & C.Schweinf. 1920 SECTION Macrocaulia (Bl.) Aver 1994

Photo by J J Vermeullen 1991

Another Angle

Photo by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name or Meaning The Broad Sepal Bulbophyllum [refers to the lateral sepals]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Sabah Borneo near Mt Kinabalu in montane forests at elevations of 1300 to 2100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cold growing, creeping epiphyte with ovoid to ellipsoid slightly flattened pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, rather thick, ovate to elliptic, abruptly narrowing below into the shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on a basal, erect, 1 to 1.8" [2.5 to 4.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a tubular floral bract and flowers without a scent.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Borneo Vol 2 Vermeullen 1991 drawing fide/photo good; Plants of Mt Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo J J Woods & P J Cribb 1994; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photo/hmm; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing ok; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photos/drawing fide;