Bulbophyllum leniae J.J.Verm. 1991 SECTION Macrocaulia (Bl.) Aver 1994

PLant and Flower

Photo courtesy of André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Common Name or Meaning Leni's Bulbophyllum [Ms. Helen [Leni] Duistermaat Discoverer of Species current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Borneo and Sulawesi in low and open dry forests on steep ridges on trunks and branches or on bare rock at elevations of 1300 to 2000 as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with a creeping rhizome with .1 to .3" [.2 to .6 cm] between each ovate, slightly compressed pseduobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, thin, ovate leaf that blooms in the spring on a basal, single flowered, 1.2" to 1.4" [3 to 3.5 cm] long inflorescence with a tubular floral bract carrying unscented flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchids of Borneo Vol 2 Vermuellen 1991 drawing fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood 2001 photo fide; Bulbophyllum of Sulawesi Verm. & O’Byrne 2011 drawing ok; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photos/drawing fide;