Bulbophyllum novemfilum P.O'Byrne & P.T.Ong 2014 SECTION Epicranthes (Bl.) Hook.f.

Another Flower

Photo by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Warm Cool LATER Summer Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Nine Thread Bulbophyllum [refers to the petal appendages]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm] wide

Found in penninsular Malaysia on mossy tree trunks at elevations around 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a pendulous, branching rhizome with .4 to 1" [1 to 2.5 cm] between each ovoid, orange in youth, maroon later pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, thick, stiff, ovate to elliptic, acute, maroon in youth, maroon suffused with dark green with age leaf that blooms in the later summer and fall on an erect, .24 to .32" [6 to 7 mm] long, single flowered inflorescence enveloped by sheaths and with a tubular, acute floral bract and carrying ephemeral flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 13 O'Byrne & Ong 2013 drawing/photo fide