Bulbophyllum mandibulare Rchb.f. 1882 SECTION Lepidorhiza Schlechter 1911

Photo by Nik Fahmi and his Vortex Orchid Page

Flower Closeup

Photo by Art Vogel

Part shade HotCool

Common Name The Chin-Like Bulbophyllum [refers to the lip]

Flower Size 4" [10 cm]

Found only in Sarawak and Sabah, Borneo in lowland riverine forests at elevations of 300 to 2100 meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with clustered, narrow ellipsoid, glaucous pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, oblong-lanceolate, obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the elongate, petiolate base leaf leaf that blooms twice a year on a slender, erect to arching, to 8 " [to 20 cm] long, laxly few, successively 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence with long-lasting, large, fleshy flowers.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1894 as Bolbophyllum mandibulare drawing 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 Borneo Vol 1 Chan, Lamb, Shim & Wood 1994 drawing/photo fide; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; AOS Bulletin Vol 69 No 12 2000; Bulbophyllum: the incomplete Guide From A to why? Bill Thoms 2009 photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011; Orchid Digest Vol 77 #2 2013 photo fide; A Guide to the Orchids of Kinabalu Wood 2013 photo fide; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 drawing fide;