Bulbophyllum schefferi (Kuntze) Schltr. 1915 SECTION Macrocaulia (Bl.) Aver 1994

Plant and Flower

Photos by J.B. Comber and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade HotWarm Summer

Common Name Scheffer's Bulbophyllum [Dutch Botanist and director of Bogor later 1800's]

Flower Size .16" [4mm]

Found in Java, Sumatra, Sabah, Kalimantan and Sarawak Borneo, Bali, as well as the Philippines in lowland and hill forests at elevations of 400 to 1100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a chain of ovoid, adnate to the rhizome pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, thick, elliptic, obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a basal, erect, .32" [8 mm] long, single flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Bulbophyllum corticicola Schltr. 1910; Bulbophyllum gracile (Blume) Lindl. 1830; Bulbophyllum marcidum Ames 1923; Diphyes gracilis Blume 1825; *Phyllorkis schefferi Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Smith 1905 as B gracile Lindl.; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 as B gracile Lindl.drawing ok; Orchidiana Philippiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 as B marcidum; Orchids of Java J B Comber 1990 photo fide; Orchids Of Borneo Vol 2 Vermuellen 1991 drawing/photo hmm; Plants of Mt Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993; A checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 7 2011 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing hmm/photo fide; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photo/drawing fide