Bulbophyllum belliae J.J.Verm. & A.L.Lamb 2008 SECTION Macrocaulia (Bl.) Aver 1994

Plant and flowers Photos by Peter O'Byrne Copyright and the Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Part shade Fall

Common Name Bellia's Bulbophyllum [Indonesian Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Sabah Borneo in montane forests at unknown elevations as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte with ovoid, prostrate to the rhizome pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic, acute, gradually narrowing below into the short petiolate base leaf that blooms on a basal, erect, 2.4" [6 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a tubular, acute floral bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 1 2008 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo/drawing fide