Bulbophyllum placochilum J.J.Verm. 1991 Alcistachys Schlechter 1924

Photo by Anthony Lamb


TYPE Drawing by J J Vermeullen 1991

Part shade Cool Summer

Common Name The Wide Lip Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Sabah Borneo at elevations around 1500 to 1700 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome with 1.6 to 2.8" [4 to 7 cm] between each ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, rather thin, elliptic, elongate petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a 10 to 14.4" [25 to 36 cm] long overall, peduncle 8.4 to 12.8" [21 to 32 cm] long, rachis [3.5 to 4.5 cm] long, 15 to 20 flowered inflorescence with ovate, shorter to as long as the ovary floral bracts and carrying cream-yellow flowers.

"Without flowers, this could be mistaken for a small form of B. elongatum. J J Vermeulen 2002


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchids of Borneo Vol 2 Vermuellen 1991 drawing fide; Plants of Mt Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 drawing fide; Gard. Bull. Singapore 54: 117 J J Verm. 2002 drawing fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011;