Bulbophyllum wrayi Hook.f. 1890 SECTION Rhinanthera J J Verm, Schuit. & de Vogel 2014

TYPE for the section

Plant and Flowers in situ Cameron Highlands Malaysia

Photos by David Kuehn


Photo by Prof. Summer's Web Garden

Common Name Wray's Bulbophyllum [English Botanist and director of various botanical gardens in Asia] 1800's]

Flower Size 1/4" [7 mm]

Found in Malaysia, Java and Sumatra on tree trunks in very humid locations at elevations of 1000 to 1650 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a creeping, branching rhizome with 2 to 3" [5 to 7.5 cm] between each obliquely conical, more or less angled, dull green with reddish flushing pseudobulb and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, rigid, fleshy, oblong to ovate oblong, very obtuse, shortly and unequally bilobed apically, rounded below and abruptly narrowing into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a basal, arching, terete, dull purple, 18" [45 cm] long, longer than the leaf, densely many flowered inflorescence with triangular, acute floral bracts

Synonyms Bulbophyllum pachyphyllum J.J.Sm. 1913; Phyllorkis wrayi (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones 21 Hooker 1890 Drawing fide; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898; Orchids of Java JB Comber 1990 as B pachyphyllum photos ok; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing ok; Orchids of Sumatra JB Comber 2001 photo ok; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb Chase & Ramussen 2014; Phytotaxa 166 (2): 101113 J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2014