Bulbophyllum caudatisepalum Ames & C.Schweinf. 1920 SECTION Stachysanthes (Bl.) J.J. Verm. & P. O’Byrne 2008

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Plant and Inflorescence in situ Borneo

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Photo by © Art Vogel

FragrancePart ShadeWarm" Cold Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Caudate Sepal Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .15" [3 mm] wide

Found only in Malaysia and Borneo in lowland and montane forests at elevations of 800 to 2400 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with .2 to 3/4" [.5 to 1.8 cm] between each discoid, not flattened, medium green pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, rather thin to thick, obovate to elliptic, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, 2.8 to 22" [7 to 55 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with ovate to triangular floral bracts and carrying somewhat fragrant flowers

CAUTION The photo aspect leaves little to go on for a proper determination so use with caution.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum cuneifolium Ames & C.Schweinf. 1920; Bulbophyllum dulitense Carr 1935; Bulbophyllum koyanense Carr 1935; Bulbophyllum pergracile Ames & C.Schweinf. 1920

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Borneo Vermeullen Vol 2 1991 drawing/photo ok; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing ok; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood Beaman etal 2001; Wild Orchids of the Cameron Highlands REACH 2009 photo ok; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing ok/photo good; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photos fide/drawing good;