Bulbophyllum rubiferum J.J.Sm. 1918 SECTION Brachystachyae Benth. & Hook. f. 1883

Photo courtesy of André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Common Name or Meaning The Blackberry Bearing Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Sarawak, Borneo and Java at elevations around 1700 meters in mossy montane forests low down on tree trunks as a minniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome with .16" [.4 cm] between each ovoid, slightly compressed pseudobulb and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, thick, ovate to elliptic, medium green, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a 5 to 30 flowered, [3" 7.5 cm] long inflorescence with triangular floral bracts and unscented flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Java Comber 1990; Orchids of Borneo Vol 2 Vermuellen 1991 drawing/photo fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001; Thirty Two New Species of Bulbophyllum (Orchidaceae)from Sulawesi J.J. VERMEULEN 1 AND P. O’BYRNE Gard. Bulletin Singapore 60 (1): 73-153 2008; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo fide; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photo/drawing fide