Bulbophyllum lissoglossum J.J.Vermeulen 1991 SECTION Altisceptrum J J Smith 1914

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Rogier Van Vugt and hisP Base Orchid Photo Website


Common Name The Smooth-Lipped Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found on the lower slopes of Mount Kinabalu, part of the Croker range of Sabah, in high montane forests at elevations of 1000 to 2000 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or occasional terrestrial in moss banks with ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, rather thick, elliptic, medium to dark green leaf that is cuneate below into the long petiole that blooms in the summer in situ on a basal, purple, 10 to 16" long, many [22 to 45] flowered inflorescence with elliptic to ovate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchids of Borneo Vol 2 Vermeullen 1991 drawing/photo fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993 photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood Beaman etal 2001; Gard. Bull. Singapore 54: 119 J J Verm. 2002 drawing fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo fide; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photos/drawing fide;