Bulbophyllum simii J.J.Verm. & A.L.Lamb 2008 SECTION Beccariana Pfitz. 1889

Side View of Flower

Photos by Matthew Jose Matthew

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by J J Vermeulen

Common Name Sim's Bulbophyllum [Mr Gomez Sim Kwong Kiang - Malaysian Orchid Enthusiast and cultivator of this species current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Sabah and Sarawak Borneo in montane forests at elevations around 1400 to 1450 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome with .2 to .5" [ .5 to 1.2 cm] between each distant, ovoid pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic to ovate, acute, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect to patent, peduncle .6 to 1" [1.5 to 2.5 cm] long, provided with 4 bracts, 2.4 to 3.8" [6 to 9 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence carrying resupinate, moderately opening flowers with cream colored sepals and petals that are slightly orange proximally, adaxially with dark purple spots, a yellow lip adaxially suffused with red, abaxially with slightly coarser red spots, a yellow column with the face suffused with red all with a slight spicy scent.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 1 Vermuellen and Lamb 2008 drawing fide;