Bulbophyllum pileatum Lindl. 1844 SECTION Sestochilus [Breda]Benth & Hkr.f 1883

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Common Name The Felt Cap Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Malaysia, Borneo and Sumatra at elevations of sea-level to 1000 in swamp forests on mature mangrove trees as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with slender, cylindrical pseudobulbs spaced 1 5/8" to 3 1/8" apart and ringed basally by stiff bristles and carries a single apical, narrowed gradually at both ends and basally into a short petiole leaf that booms in the winter through summer on an erect, 2 1/10" [6 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising directly from the rhizome away from and or from a pseudobulb base carrying fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum fibrosum J.J.Sm. 1920; Phyllorchis pileata (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Sarcopodium pileatum (Lindl.) Lindl. 1853

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Malaya Holtum 1953; Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore 1992 drawing fide ; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; A to Z of SE Asian Orchids O'Byrne 2000 photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001; Australian Orchid Review Vol 70 No 3 2005; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photos/drawing fide