Bulbophyllum osyricera Schltr. 1911 SECTION Brachystachyae Benth. & Hook. f. 1883

Plant and Flowers in situ Java

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


Drawing by J J Smith and the Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz Website

Part shade Warm Fall

Common Name The ? Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in Java and Borneo in primary forests at elevations around 500 to 1000 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with small, ellipsoid to ovoid-cylindrical, not angular pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect to patent, elliptic to obovate, obtuse, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a patent, elongated, rachis 1.32 to 2.4 [3.3 to 5.6 cm] long, nodding, 5.2 to 8.4 [13 to 21 cm] long, rather lax, 14 to 20 flowered inflorescence.

CAUTION I am not convinced that the flower photos are correct as the inflorescence is erect and the rachis is not nodding so please use with caution. The Type drawing is absolutely correct.

Similar to B osyriceroides from Sumatra and Java but this one differs in the brownish flowers and the wider dorsal sepal,

Synonyms Bulbophyllum crassifolioides Aver. 1994; Bulbophyllum crassifolium (Blume) J.J.Sm. 1905; *Osyricera crassifolia Blume 1825

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J J Smith 1905 as B crassifolium; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J J Smith 1908 as B crassifolium drawing good; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide to photo; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001 as Osyricera crassifolia; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 as Osycerica crassifolia drawing fide; Genera Orchidaceaerum Vol 6 Epidendrodeae Part 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014 drawing fide; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photos/drawing fide good to photos to the drawing;