Bulbophyllum scotinochiton J.J.Verm. & P.O'Byrne 2005 SECTION Plumata J J Verm, Schuit, & De Vogel 2014

Photo By Tina Warara courtesy of Dian Rahardjo and her Dikara Orchids Website.

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Common Name The

Flower Size 1" x 3" [2.5 cm x 7.5 cm]

Found in northern Sumatra in mosssy montane forests dominated by oaks at elevations around 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome with 1 to 1.2" [2.5 to 3 cm] between eachdistant, ovoid, distinctly and rather sharply 4 angled speudobulbs carrying a single, apical,erect, elliptic to ovate, subacute leaves that blooms in the winter on a basal, proect to patent, peduncle to 2" [5 cm] long, provided with 4 bracts, rachis 2" [5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with acute, half as long as the ovary floral bracts.

Most similar to B mirum but B scotinochiton always has a single flowered inflorescence with distinctly larger flowers, a more distinct, deltoid wind along the lower margin of the stelida, as well as the somewhat wider appendages on the petals.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Gard. Bull. Singapore 57: 133 J J Verm & P O'Byrne 2005 photo fide;