Bulbophyllum stormii J.J. Sm. 1907 SECTION Macrocaulia (Bl.) Aver 1994

Plant and Flowers in situ Cameron Highlands Malaysia

Photos by David Kuehn


Common Name Storm's Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1 1/4" to 2 3/4" [3 to 7 cm]

Found in Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo at altitudes of 1000 to 2000 meters in wet or dry, dense or open montane forests on bare or mossy branches on understory trees or shrubs as a miniature sized, unifloliate, epiphyte with an oblong, somewhat flattened pseudobulb that is oblique with an upturned tip, adpressed and close-set to the rhizome carrying a single, apical, elliptic, petiolate leaf which blooms in the summer and early fall on a slender, 2 3/8" to 3 3/4" [6 to 9 cm] long, erect inflorescence that has a solitary unscented flower held well above the leaves.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum araniferum Ridl. 1914; Bulbophyllum stormii J.J.Sm. var pengadangense J.J.Sm. 1917;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Malaya Holttum 1953; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 as B tristriatum drawing fide; Orchid Genera of Thailand Vol VIII Bulbophyllum Thou. Seidedenfaden 1990 ; Orchids of Borneo Vol 2 Vermuellen 1991 drawing not = B anisopterum/photo not = B longistelidium; Orchids of Malaya Segerback 1992 photo as B araniferum photo fide; Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia & Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing ok; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001 as B aff stormii; A to Z of SE Asian Orchds O'Byrne 2001 photo not = B longistelidium; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; Wild Orchids of the Cameron Highlands REACH 2009 photo fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; Malesian rchid Journal Vol 13 O'Byrne & Ong 2014 photo fide; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015