Bulbophyllum cf streptotriche J.J.Verm. 1991 SECTION Epicranthes (Bl.) Hook.f.

Another Angle

Photos by Art Vogel

Deep ShadeWarm" Cool Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Twisted Hair Bulbophyllum [refers to the petals]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found only in Sabah Borneo in high montane forests at elevations around 1300 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool, pendant growing epiphyte with .6" [1.5 cm] between each ovoid to ellipsoid, hardly flattened pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, thick, ovate to elliptic, yellowish-green, abruptly narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a .8" [2 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a tubular floral bract.

Very close to the type but found in west New Britain and there are some differences around the lip, other than that it is a very good fit.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchids of Borneo Vol 2 Vermeullen 1991 drawing ok/photo ok; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo J J Wood & P J Cribb 1994; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photo/drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #8 2016 photo fide;