Bulbophyllum similissimum J.J.Verm.1991 SECTION Macrocaulia (Bl.) Aver 1994

TYPE Photo by J J Vermeullen 1991

Another Flower?

Flower with shorter sepals

Flower with shorter sepals another Angle

Photos by Art Vogel

Common Name or Meaning The Very Much Similar Bulbophyllum [refers to the similarity of this species to B latisepalum and B puntjakense]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Borneo at elevations around 1300 to 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome giving rise to ovoid, ellipsoid to orbicular, slightly flattened pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, rigid, elliptic, obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a basal, erect, 1.8 to 2" [1.3 to 5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with tubular floral bracts and carrying non fragrant flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Orchids of Borneo Vol 2 Vermuellen 1991 drawing fide/ photo fide to the 1st photo; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 photo fide to the first photo; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 drawing fide