Bulbophyllum singaporeanum Schltr. 1911 SECTION Beccariana Pfitz. 1889

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Plant and Flowers

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Common Name The Singapore Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found from the lowlands of Singapore and Johore Malaysia and also in Borneo at elevations of sea level to 500 meters as a small to medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with a thick sheath covered rhizome with 4" [10 cm] between each, slightly flattened, cylindrical pseudobulb carrrying a single apical, narrowly linear, acute, basally conduplicate leaf that blooms in the fall on a very short, basal, several to many flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb and carrying very foul smelling, wide open flowers

Synonyms Bulbophyllum densiflorum Ridl. 1897

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Woods 1992 drawing fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 drawing fide