Bulbophyllum longistelidium Ridl. 1924 SECTION Macrocaulia (Bl.) Aver 1994

Photo by Lourens Grobler

Part Shade Cool Warm

Common Name or Meaning The Long Stelida Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1.6" [4cm]

Found in peninsular Malaysia, and Sabah Borneo in high podzolic forests at elevations around 1300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with .12 to .28" [3 to 7 mm] between each ovoid, somewhat flattened pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic, obtuse, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms on a suberect to erect, 2.8 to 4" [7 to 10 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum tapirus J.J.Sm. 1928

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Borneo Vol 2 Vermuellen 1991 as B stormii drawing not = B anisopterum/photo = B longistelidium fide; A to Z of SE Asian Orchds O'Byrne 2001 as B stormii not = B longistelidium photo fide; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 drawing fide;