Bulbophyllum simplex J.J.Verm. & P.O'Byrne 2003 SECTION Desmosanthes [Bl.] J.J. Sm. 1933

Another Flower Angle

Photos by Rogier Van Vugt and his P Base Orchid Photo website

Common Name The Modest Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in Sulawesi in primary forests and remnants at elevations of 1000 to 2500 meters as a miniature to small sized, creeping to loosely straggling, warm to cold growing epiphyte with 2 to 11.2" [5 to 28 cm] between each distinct, ovoid, obtusely 4 angled pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptic to ovate, obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the shortly, petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect to patent becoming arching to nodding, subumbellate, .72 to 1" [1.8 to 2.5 cm] long, 3 to 5 flowered inflorescence with acute floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Gard. Bull. Singapore 55: 132 J J Verm & P O'Byrne 2003 drawing fide; Bulbophyllum of Sulawesi Vermeullen & O'Byrne 2011 drawing/photo good;