Bulbophyllum thymophorum J.J.Verm.& A.L.Lamb 1988 SECTION Macrocaulia (Bl.) Aver 1994

TYPE Drawing

Photo/TYPE Drawing by J J Vermeullen 1991

Another Flower and Plant?

Photo by Peter Maxwell

FragrancePartial sunCool LATE SpringEARLYsummer

Common Name The Wart Bearing Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Sabah Borneo in high wet montane forests on trunks and large branches of canopy trees at elevations of 1600 to 1900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with close set, ovoid, somewhat flattened pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, rather thin, ovate to elliptic, acute, gradually narrowing below into the short, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a basal, erect, 1.3 to 1.4" [3.2 to 3.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a tubular, shorter than the ovary floral bract and carrying faintly, unpleasantly scented flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Gard. Bull. Singapore 41:40 Vermeulen & Lamb 1988 drawing fide; Orchids of Borneo Vol 2 Vermuellen 1991 drawing/photo fide to the 1st photo; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo J J Wood & PJ Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photo/drawing fide