Bulbophyllum spissum J.J.Verm. 1996 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008

Photo by Art Vogel

Full ShadeWarm

Common Name The Densely Crowded Pseudobulb Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in penninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo and Sulawesi in the understory of mossy montane forests on twigs at elevations of 1000 to 1400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with distinct, erect, ovoid, finely grooved pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptic to ovate, acute to acuminate, gradually narrowing below into the shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms on a basal, 1.6 to 2.6 [4 to 6.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with acute floral bracts.

"Differs from B. gilvum J.J. Verm, by its obtriangular petals as well as by the very fine transverse riblets on the adaxial surface of the lip." J J Vermeulen 1996


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Blumea 41 360, fig. 10 J J Vermeulen 1996 drawing fide; New species of Bulbophyllum from eastern Malesia (Orchidaceae) Nordic Journal of Botany 26: 129195, 2008 Vermuellen; Bulbophyllum of Sulawesi Vermeullen & O'Byrne 2011 drawing/photo fide; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photo/drawing fide