Bulbophyllum tothastes J.J.Verm. 1991 SECTION Beccariana Pfitz. 1889

Plant in situ Borneo

Photos courtesy of P. Jongejan, André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Part Shade HotWarmSpring

Common Name or Meaning The Scoffing Bulbophyllum[refers to the attempts to put this species in Bulbophyllum or Trias]

Flower Size .25" [8mm]

Found only in Borneo in very dry open forests on steep and exposed ridges or in peat swamp forests at elevations around 5 to 1300 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with to .4" [1 cm] between each ovoid, not or slightly flattened psudobulb and carrying a single, rather thick, ovate, light green, at right angle to blade, petilolate base leaves and blooms in the spring on a basal, .4" [1 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with tubular floral bracts.

Synonyms Trias tothastes (J.J.Verm.) J.J.Wood 1994

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Borneo vol 2 Vermuellen 1991 drawing/photo fide; *A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 as Trias tothastes; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photo/drawing fide