Bulbophyllum oeneum Burkill ex Ridl. 1924 SECTION Monanthaparva Ridl. 1896

Photos by Andre Schuiteman

Full Shade Cool

Common Name The Wine Colored Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in peninsular Malaysia, Java, Sarawak and Sabah Borneo in tall forests at elevations around 1700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome with .24 to .8" [.6 to 2 cm] between each, distinct, obliquely erect, ovoid pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic, obtuse, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a basal, peduncle .8 to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm] long, provided with 2 scales, 1.2 to 1.32" [3 to 3.3 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

" B grudense from Java differs by having 3 veined petals and 4 pollina." J.J.Verm., P.O'Byrne & Lamb 2015


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 as B grudense drawing fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 as B grudense ; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman etal 2001 as B grudense; Bulbophyllum of Borneo Vermeulen, O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 drawing/photo fide