Bulbophyllum vinaceum Ames & C. Schweinf. 1920 SECTION Beccariana Pfitz. 1889

Photo courtesy of Nik Fahmi and his Vortex Orchid Webpage

Flower With Pollinators Mt Kinabalu

Photo courtesy of Peter Maxwell

Common Name The Wine Red Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found only in Sabah Borneo in hill and lower montane forests at elevations of 400 to 1000 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with ovoid, somewhat flattened pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, rather thick, elliptic basally conduplicate into a petiolate base leaf and blooms in the summer in situ on a basal, 2.1" [5.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with elliptic floral bracts.

Said to be a synonym of B elevatopunctatum but it has teeth along the lower margin of the stellida which is smaller or absent

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Borneo Vol 2 Vermeullen 1991 drawing/photo fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchid Digest Vol 73 #3 2009 photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011; Bulbophyllum of Boeneo Verm, O Byrne & Lamb 2015 drawing/photo fide;