Bulbophyllum nazrii P.O'Byrne & P.T.Ong 2018 SECTION Monanthaparva Ridl. 1896

Plant and Flower

Photos by P T Ong and The Die Orchidee Website

Part shade Hot Spring

Common Name Naziri's Bulbophyllum [Malaysian co-collector of the type current]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in penninsular Malaysia in lowland mixed Dipterocarp forests at elevations around 360 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with a long-creeping rhizome with .056" to .1" [1.4 to 2.5 mm] between each ovoid to cylindrical-fusiform, basal half prostrate to and briefly fused to the rhizome, apical half upcurved, with longitudinal ribs, green pseudobulbs with non-persistent bracts and carrying a single, apical, erect, green, broadly to narrowly elliptic, leathery, acute, inconspicuous petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect to patent, basal, peduncle to .064" [1.6 mm] long, greenish cream, with 2 bracts, single flowered inflorescence with a tubular, cream colored floral bract.

Unfortunately after this orchids discovery the area was inundated by a dam for hydroelectic production and therefore may be extinct.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidee (Hamburg) 4(5)E: 36 Ong & O'Byrne 2018 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 82 #3 2018 Photo fide