Bulbophyllum malleolabrum Carr 1932 SECTION Macrocaulia (Bl.) Aver 1994

Photo by © J J Vermeullen 1991

Plant and Flower

Plant in situ Borneo

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

Deep Shade Hot Warm EARLYWinter"

Common Name or Meaning The Hammer-Shaped Lip Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Malaysia, Sabah Borneo and Sulawesi in low, wet, open primary forests with dense undergrowth on twigs at elevations around 100 to 1700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome and [.18 to .35 cm] between each ellipsoid, flattened pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, rather thin, elliptic, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a basal, 1" [2.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence carrying a scentless flower


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Borneo Vol 2 Vermuellen 1991 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing okish; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Borneo Wood Vol 4 2003 drawing/photo fide; Bulbophyllum of Sulawesi Verm & O’Byrne 2011 drawing fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing ok; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 drawing fide;