Bulbophyllum dearei Rchb. f. 1888 SECTION Sestochilus [Breda]Benth & Hkr.f 1883Borneo Clone

Side View of Flower

Philippines clone?????

Photos by Jay Pfahl, plants grown by JEM Orchids

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Photos by Wolfgang Bandisch and the Orchids of New Guinea Website

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Photos by Art Vogel

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Common Name Deare's Bulbophyllum [English plant collector and enthusiast 1800's]

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

Found in Borneo, penninsular Malaysia and the Philippines in hill and lower montane forests at elevations of 700 to 1200 meters as a small sized, unifoliate epiphyte and occassional lithophtye in montane forests on bare trunks of large trees or in forests on limestone, with 2" [5 cm] egg-shaped pseudobulbs encased in bristles and held close together on the rhizome and a solitary, elliptic-oblong leaf, blooming in the summer and fall on a erect, 6 5/8" [17 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence carrying a long-lasting, heavy textured, slightly fragrant flower held near the leaf's end.

This species does best in pots or baskets, with partial shade, given hot to cool temperatures and regular water and fertilizer.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum dearei H.J.Veitch 1888; Bulbophyllum goebelianum Kraenzl. 1921; Bulbophyllum godseffianum hort. 1890; Bulbophyllum godseffianum Weathers 1890; Bulbophyllum punctatum Ridl. 1908; Bulbophyllum reticosum Ridl. 1896; Phyllorchis dearei (Rchb. f.) Kuntze 1891; Sarcopodium dearei hort. 1883; Sarcopodium godseffianum Sander 1890

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holtum 1957; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Miniature Orchids Northen 1980; Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb and Laurent 1981 photo fide; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchids of Borneo Vol 2 Vermeullen 1991 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfadden and Wood 1992 drawing fide; The Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb, Laurent 1992 drawing/photo fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 drawing ok; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; A to Z of SE Asian Orchids O'Byrne 2001; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001 photo fide; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001 as B reticoum; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2001; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood 2001 photo fide; The Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 67 No 2 2002 photo; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 3 2004; Australian Orchid Review Vol 70 No 2 2005; Orchid Digest Vol 73 #3 2009 photo fide; Bulbophyllum: the incomplete Guide From A to why? Bill Thoms 2009 photo fide;The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide; A Guide to the Orchids of Kinabalu Wood 2013 photo fide; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photos/drawing fide;