Bulbophyllum biflorum Teijsm. & Binn. 1855 SECTION Biflorae Garay, Hamer, & Siegrist 1994

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Common Name The Two-Flowered Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm] long

Found in Java, Sumatra, Bali, Borneo, the Philippines and the Thai and Malaysian peninsula, on tree trunks in shady hill to lower montane forests at elevations of 500 to 1200 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphytic species with ovate, strongly 4 angled, yellow pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, thin, oblong, apically blunt, shortly petiolate leaves that blooms in the summer on a basal, thin, wiry, semi-pendulous, 2 3/4" to 4.1" [7 to 11 cm] long, 2 flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Cirrhopetalum biflorum [Teijsm. & Binn]J.J.Sm. 1905; Bulbophyllum triurum Kraenzl. 1904

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Cirrhopetalum biflorum; Orchids of Malaya vol 1 Holttum 1957; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 drawing; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Notes on Cirrhopetalum Seidenfadden 1973 drawing fide; Orchid Genera of Thailand Vol VIII Bulbophyllum Thou 199 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 52 No 2 1983 photo; Orchid Digest vol 48 no 2 1984 photo fide; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 drawing fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Teo 1985; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfadden and Wood 1992 drawing fide; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombat 1992 as Cirrhopetalum biflorum photo fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001 photo fide; Orchids Of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2001; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 11 2003 photo; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo ok; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 7 2011 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photo fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; A Guide to the Orchids of Kinabalu Wood 2013 photo fide; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photos/drawing fide;

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