Bulbophyllum nabawanense J.J.Wood & A.L.Lamb 1994 SECTION Beccariana Pfitz. 1889

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Full shadeHot Fall

Common Name The Nabawan Bulbophyllum [A village In Sabah Borneo]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Sabah Borneo in podosol forests in deep shade at elevations around 490 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome with .6 to 2" [1.5 to 5 cm] between each cylindrical, somewhat flattened, 6 angled pseudobulbs enveloped in youth by a grey sheath becoming fibrous with age and carrying a single, apical, erect, narrowly elliptic, acute to acuminate, attenuate to the slender petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, 3.2 to 4" [8 to 10 cm] long, single to 2 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acute floral bractss

Similar to B subumbellatum but this one differs in the smaller plant, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence with wide open, creamy with bold purple nerves and a violet lip. The petals do not have a 4mm long tail and the column has 2 distinct stelida. flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchids of Borneo Vol 1 Chan, Lamb, Shim & Wood 1994 drawing/photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman etal 2001 not = B signatum; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photos/drawing fide;