Bulbophyllum vestigipetalum J J Verm & Lamb 2013 SECTION Macrocaulia (Bl.) Aver 1994

Photo by Jfeffery Champion

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Common Name The Almost Absent Petal Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Kalimantan Borneo and Aceh Sumatra in slightly disturbed, rather tall riverine forests at elevations of 500 to 600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growng epiphyte with a creeping rhizome giving rise to ovoid to cylindrical, somewhat flattened or not psaeudobulbs carrying a single apical, erect, elliptic, rounded, petiolaet base leaf that blooms on an erect, peduncle to .56" [1.6 cm] provided with scales, to 1" [2.5 cm] long overall, single flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Within the section this species is immediately recognized by its very short, vestigal petals


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Vermeulen, O'Byrne & Lamb 2015 photo/drawing fide