Bulbophyllum subumbellatum Ridl. 1895 SECTION Beccariana Pfitz. 1889

Photo courtesy of Tan Eng Tiek.

Common Name The Subumbellate Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Pennisular Malaysia and Borneo in lowland swamp forests on tree trunks and branches at elevations of sea-level to 250 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with 2 to 5" between each narrowly cylindric pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, acute leaf that blooms on an slender, 4" [10 cm] long, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence with fragrant flowers that do not open well.

Similar to B cuspidipetalum but this one differs in the longer than wide overall look and the threadlike apical tails of the petals in this one and the thick tailed apex of B cuspidipetalum.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Malaya Holttum 1957; Orchdis of Borneo Vol 2 Vermuellen 1991; Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; A to Z of SE Asian Orchids Seigerist 2001; The Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001; Thirty Two New Species of Bulbophyllum (Orchidaceae)from Sulawesi J.J. VERMEULEN 1 AND P. O’BYRNE Gard. Bulletin Singapore 60 (1): 73-153 2008; AOS Bulletin Vol 78 No 1 2009 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal VOl 8 2011 photos fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photo/drawing fide