Bulbophyllum nubinatum J.J.Verm. 1988 SECTION Macrocaulia (Bl.) Aver 1994

TYPE Drawing

Photo/TYPE Drawing by J J Vermeullen 1991

Part shade Cold Spring Summer

Common Name The High Elevation Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Sabah Borneo in upper montane forests at elevations around 2000 to 3000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome with .12 to .24" [.3 to .6 cm] between each ovoid to ellipsoid, flattened pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, rather thin, ovate to elliptic, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on a 2.8" [7 cm] long overall, peduncle 2" [5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with tubular, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying entirely orange-yellow, non-fragrant flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Gard. Bull. Singapore 41:34 Vermeulen & Lamb 1988 drawing fide; Orchids of Borneo Vol 2 Vermuellen 1991 drawing fide; Plants of Mt Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photo/drawing fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011;