Bulbophyllum trifolium Ridl. 1897 SECTION Brachystachyae Benth. & Hook. f. 1883

Photo by Khairimhd and Orchids Online Australia Website

deep shade HotWarm winter LATER springLATERFall

Common Name The Three Leaved Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .15" [3mm]

Found in penninsular Malaysia and, Sabah and Sarawak Borneo in lowlands on trees by rivers at elevations of 1400 to 1500 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with very close set, ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, broadest in the upper half, shortly pointed, narrowing gradually below into the shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall, winter and later spring on a to 1.6" [4 cm] long, drooping, closely many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Bulbophyllum tacitum Carr 1935

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957; Orchids of Borneo Vol 2 Vermuellen 1991 drawing fide/photo ok; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing ok; Plants of Mt Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photo ok; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; The Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photo/drawing fide;