Bulbophyllum variabile Ridl 1903 SECTION Sestochilos [Breda] Benth & Hook.f. 1883

Lip Detail

Photos courtesy of Nik Fahmi and his Vortex Orchid PageCopyright

Common Name The Variable Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in penninsular Malaysia at elevations of 600 to 1000 meters as a warm growing epiphyte

CAUTION Often sited as a synonym of B uniflorum in the SECTION Beccariana Pfitz. 1889 ?? but I have left them separate pending further research.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum uniflorum var. rubrum [Ridley] Carr 1932; Bulbophyllum uniflorum var. variabile (Ridl.) Carr 1932; Bulbophyllum variabile var rubrum Carr 1932

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Wild Orchids of the Cameron Highlands REACH @009 photo fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; Bulbophyllum of Borneo Verm O Byrne and Lamb 2015 drawing/photo good