Bulbophyllum rutilans J.J.Verm. & A.L.Lamb 2008 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008

Photo by John Varigos and his

Part Shade Warm cool Fall

Common Name The Rutile Bulbophyllum [refers to the admixture of red and yellow on the lip]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Sabah Borneo in low and open mixed forests at elevations around 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with close set, erect, ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, ovate, acute apically, abruptly narrowing below in to the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect to horizontal, 1.2" [3 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 1 2008 photo/drawing fide; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photo/drawing fide