Bulbophyllum leproglossum J.J.Verm. & A.L.Lamb 1988 SECTION Macrocaulia (Bl.) Aver 1994

Plant and Flower

Photos by J B Comber and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by J J Vermeulen and Gard. Bull. Singapore 41:33 Vermeulen & Lamb 1988

Part Shade Cool Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Rough Lip Bulbophyllum [refers to the lip surface]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Sabah Borneo in high primary forests at elevations of 1300 to 1500 meters as a mini-miniature, cool growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome giving rise to close set, ovoid, flattened pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic to obovate, obtuse, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a descending, peduncle to 1.8" [4.5 cm] long, 2.6" [6.5 cm] long overall, single flowered inflorescence with tubular, mush shorter than the ovary floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Gard. Bull. Singapore 41:31 Vermeulen & Lamb 1988 drawing fide; Orchids of Borneo Vol 2 Vermuellen 1991 drawing/photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo J J Woods & P J Cribb 1994; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 drawing fide;