Bulbophyllum carinilabium J.J.Verm. SECTION Hirtula Ridley 1908

TYPE Drawing

Photo/TYPE Drawing by J J Vermeullen 1991

Part shade Cool LATE Winter Spring AND Fall

Common Name The Keeled Lip Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Sabah Borneo in montane, moss and very dense forests on steep rocky sand stone ridges at elevations around 1500 to 2000 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome with .2 to .4" [.5 to 1 cm] between each ovoid, somewhat flattened or not pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, rather thin, elliptic to obovate, medium green, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter spring and fall on a 2.8 to 6" [7 to 15 cm] long overall, peduncle 2.6 to 5.8" [6.5 to 14.5 cm] long, rachis .12 to .2" [.3 to .5 cm] long, 5 to 11 flowered inflorescence with ovate, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying non-fragrant flowers with whitish sepals with purple veins towards the base, dark purple towards the apex, purple petals, a dark purple lip amd white cilia along the lateral sides, the paleae apically purple and a whitish column.


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 Wood & Cribb 1994; Gard. Bull. Singapore 54: 121 J J Verm. 2002 drawing fide/photo good; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing fide/photo fide; fide;