Bulbophyllum obtusipetalum J.J.Sm. 1905 SECTION Stachysanthes (Bl.) J.J. Verm. & P. O’Byrne 2008

Plant and Flowers in situ Sumatra

Photos by J B Comber and the Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz Website

TYPE Drawing

Drawing by J J Smith and the The Plant Illustration Website

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Common Name The Obtuse Petal Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in penninsular Malaysia, Java, Sumatra and Borneo in tall forests at elevations around 1300 to 1500 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with minute, discoid, not laterally flattened pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic to obovate, obtuse to acute, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect to patent, elongated, 6.4 to 10.8” [16 to 27 cm] long, rather dense, 40 to 50 flowered inflorescence.

CAUTION I am not convinced that the flower photos are correct so please use with caution. The Type drawing is absolutely correct.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum spinulipes J.J.Sm. 1927

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Die Orchideen Von Java J J Smith 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J J Smith 1908 drawing fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; Orchids of Borneo Vol 2 Vermeullen 1991 drawing ok; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing good to drawing; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo J J Wood & P J Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo hmm; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photos/drawing fide to the drawing;