Bulbophyllum gusdorfii J.J. Sm. 1917 SECTION Ephippium Schlechter 1913

Photos by Nik Fahmi And His Vortex Orchid Page

Common Name Gusdorf's Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Thailand, Malaysia, Sumatra and the Philippines as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with 1/4 to 1/2" between each ovoid, unequally four or five angled pseudobulbs carrying a single, oblong, almost acuminate, fleshy, shiney, abruptly narrowing below into the elongate petiolate base leaf that blooms on a basal, purple spotted, 3 7/8" [9 cm] long, several [8] flowered inflorescence. This species does best mounted on tree fern and needs to be kept moist as well as given deep shade.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum gusdorfii var. johorense Holttum 1953; Cirrhopetalum gusdorfii (J.J. Sm.) Garay, Hamer & Siegerist 1994 ; Cirrhopetalum gusdorfii var. johorense (Holttum) Garay, Hamer & Siegerist 1994

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Malaya Holttum 1953; Notes on Cirrhopetalum Seidenfadden 1973 drawing fide; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; The Orchids Of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Woods 1992 drawing fide; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001 as Cirrhopetalum gusdorfii; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood 2001 as Cirrhopetalum aff gusdorfii; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2002; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photos/drawing fide;


Bulbophyllum gusdorfii var. johorense Holttum 1953

Flower Closeup

SynonymsCirrhopetalum gusdorfii var. johorense (Holttum) Garay, Hamer & Siegerist 1994