Bulbophyllum minutulum Ridl. ex Burkill & Holttum 1923 SECTION Macrocaulia (Bl.) Aver 1994

Photo by Eric Hunt.

Another Flower

Photo by Jon Wagner.

Another Angle

Photos by Art Vogel

HotWarmSpring SummerFall

Common Name The Extremely Tiny Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1/4" [6mm]

Found in penninsular Malaysia and Borneo in lower montane forests at elevations of 700 to 1900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte on trunks and branches often in mosses with a creeping rhizome with .1" [.15 to .25 cm] beteen each, ovoid to ellipsoid, flattened pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, thin, elliptic, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring summer and fall on a basal, 1 to 1.2" [2.2 to 3 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with tubular floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Malaya Holtum 1953; Orchids of Borneo Vol 2 Vermeullen 1991 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Seidenfaden & Woods 1992 drawing good; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood Beaman etal 2001; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 13 O'Byrne & Ong 2013 photo fide; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photos/drawing fide;