Bulbophyllum signatum J.J. Vermeulen 1996 SECTION Beccariana Pfitz. 1889

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Deep ShadeHotWarm

Common Name The Marked Bulbophyllum [refers to the spotting on the flower]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Sarawak Borneo at low [50 meters] elevations as a hot to warm growing epiphyte with acreeping rhizome with hardly persistent scales giving rise to distinct, .08 to .8" [.2 to 2 cm] between each dark green, ovoid to ovoid -cylindrical pseudobulb enveloped basally by an evanescent sheath and carrying a single, apical, erect, linear, acuminate, conduplicate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a basal, patent, 2 to 3.2" [5 to 8 cm] long overall, peduncle 1.2 to 2.48" [3 to 6.2 cm] long, provided with 4 to 5 scales, rachis if present, porrect, to .08" [2 mm] long, single or asubumbellate, simultaneously 2 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acute, shorter than the ovary floral rbacts and carrying not widely opening flowers.

"Bulbophyllum nabawanense J.J.Wood& A.Lamb, is most similar; it differs in having wider leaves, usually 2-flowered inflorescence, and a subtriangular, broadly attached median sepal." J J Vermeulen 1996

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Blumea 41:362 J J Vermeulen 1996 drawing fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001; Australian Orchid Review Vol 70 No 3 2005; Bulbophyllum of Sarawak Beaman etal 2001 as B nabawanense Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photo/drawing fide