Bulbophyllum refractilingue J.J. Sm. 1931 SECTION Beccariana Pfitz. 1889

Photo by Pieter C. Brouwer and his Nature Photo Website

Another Flower

Photos courtesy of The Oman and His Orchid Website

Common Name The Abruptly Back Curved Lip Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found only in Borneo in lowland forests, high forests and forests on limestone, in moss and dry decaying leaf litter or on decaying logs at elevations of 100 to 400 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte or terrestrial with a creeping rhizome with 1 3/4" to 6 3/4" [4.5 to 17 cm] between each, cylindrical, flattened pseudobulb and carrying a single, apical, thin, elliptic, medium green, petiolate leaf that blooms in the spring, summer and winter on a basal, 4 1/8" to 6 1/8" [11 to 16 cm] long, 5 to 8 flowered inflorescence with ellitic to ovate floral bracts and carrying somewhat fragrant [mossy] flowers..

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Borneo Vol 2 Vermeullen 1991 drawing/photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photo/drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #7 2016 photo fide;