Bulbophyllum muscohaerens J.J.Verm. & A.L.Lamb 1994 SECTION Oxysepala Bentham & J D Hook.f. 1883

Drawing by Vermeullen and Lamb and The Orchids Online Forum Website

Full shade Cool Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Moss Clinging Bulbophyllum [refers to the habit of the orchid]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm] wide

Found in Sarawak and Sabah Borneo on mossy tree trunks at elevations around 1800 to 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with .28 to .92" [.7 to 2.3 cm] between each ovoid, hardly flattened pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, rather distinct, ascending, ovate, acuminate, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, .24 to .32" [6 to 8 mm] long, single flowered inflorescence with tubular, acuminate floral bracts.

"The species belongs to sectionPolyblepharon. It differs from the sympatric B. tortuosum (Blume) Lindl. in having a long linear lip with a distinctknob near the base." Vermeulen & Lamb 1994


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Blumea 38: 347 J.J.Verm. & A.L.Lamb 1994 drawing fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo J J Wood & P J Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 drawing/photo fide;