Bulbophyllum heldiorum J.J.Verm. 1991 SECTION Brachystachyae Benth. & Hook. f. 1883

Photo by J J Vermeullen 1991

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by J J Vermuellen in Orchids of Borneo Vol 2 1991

Deep shade Cold Winter EARLY Spring Summer

Common Name The Held's Bulbophyllum [German Orchid Enthusiasts current]

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Sabah Borneo in montane mossy forests at elevations of 2000 to 2500 meters as aminiature sized, cold, downward growing epiphyte with a creeping downward rhizome attached all along [not hanging] giving rise to ovoid, .16 to .24" [4 mm to 6 mm between each, not to slightly flattened pseudobulbs carrying a single, thick, elliptic to obovate, dark green suffused with red, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in winter, early spring and earlier summer on a .8 to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm] long overall, rachis .2" [5 mm] long, 5 to 7 flowered inflorescence hidden beneath the leaves with ovate floral bracts and carrying non-fragrant, dark purple flowers with white hairs on the sepals. Synonyms Synarmosepalum heldiorum (J.J.Verm.) Garay, Hamer & Siegerist 1994

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchids of Borneo Vol 2 Vermuellen 1991 drawing fide; Plants of Mt Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo J J Woods & P J Cribb 1994; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 as Synarmosepalum heldiorium [sic]; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 20 2017 photo fide;