Bulbophyllum rugosum Ridl. 1896 SECTION Beccariana Pfitz. 1889

Plant and Flower

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Side View Of Flower

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Common Name The Wrinkly Bulbophyllum [Refers to sepals surface]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo in lowland forests at elevations around 1000 to 1700 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm growing epiphyte with 3/4" [2 cm] between each, narrowly conical, slightly compressed pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, elliptic, acute leaf that gradually narrows into a petiole and blooms in the fall on a basal, 1" [2.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a flower that droops and does not open well

Synonyms Bulbophyllum dagamense Ames 1915; Bulbophyllum melliferum J.J.Sm. 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchids of Borneo Vol 2 Vermeullen 1991 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Woods 1992 drawing fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 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; Bulbophyllum of Sulawesi Vermeullen & O'Byrne 2011 drawing/photo fide; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photo/drawing fide