Bulbophyllum osyriceroides J.J.Sm. 1920 SECTION Brachystachyae Benth. & Hook. f. 1883

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

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

Part shade Hot Fall

Common Name The Osyricera-Like Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .4” [1 cm] long

Found in Java and Sumatra in primary forests at elevations around 50 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with small,discoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, tough, fleshy, lanceolate, petiolate base leaf that blooms on a basal, erect, peduncle to 3” [7.5 cm] long, rachis arching to pendent, not strongly thickened, angular, glabrous, 1.6 to 2.2” [4 to 5.5 cm] long, nodding, 5 to 5.4” [12 to 13 cm] long overall, rather lax, many flowered inflorescence.

Comber states that this species is similar to B osyricera but this one differs in the greenish yellow flowers, the narrower dorsal sepal, the broader petals that are recurved apically, and a longer and broader apical portion of the lip.

Synonyms Osyricera osyriceroides (J.J.Sm.) Garay, Hamer & Siegerist 1994

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo J J Wood & P J Cribb 1994; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 as Osyricera osyriceroides; Orchids of Sumatra J B Comber 2002;