Bulbophyllum lumbriciforme J.J.Sm. 1920 SECTION Intervallatae Ridley 1897

Photo by Linda & Mikael Karlbom

Full shadeWarm

Common Name or Meaning

Flower Size 1.5" [3.75 cm]

Found in Sumatra and Malaysia at elevations around 1000 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with obliquely ovoid, unequally and obtusely 4 to 5 sided pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, elliptic to oblong-elliptic, tough and fleshy, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a basal, starting thin and thickening towards the apex, 2" [5 cm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide