Bulbophyllum scabrum J.J.Verm. & A.L.Lamb 1988 SECTION Macrocaulia (Bl.) Aver 1994

Plant and Flower

Photos by Art Vogel

Common Name or Meaning The Rough Bulbophyllum [refers to the papillose margins and abaxial surface of the sepals]

Flower Size 1/4" [.8 cm]

Found in Borneo in lower montane forests at elevations around 1500 to 1700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome giving rise to ellipsoid to orbicular, slightly flattened pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, rigid, ovate to elliptic, obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a .4" [1 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with tubular, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying non fragrant flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Gard. Bull. Singapore 41:37 Vermeulen & Lamb 1988 drawing fide; The 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; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; 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