Bulbophyllum clipeibulbum J.J.Verm. 2001 SECTION Hirtula Ridley 1908

Inflorescence and Plant

Inflorescence Closeup

Photos courtesy of Rudi Hromniak and his and his Orchid Webpage

Part shade Warm Cool LATEFall EARLYWinter

Common Name

Found in southern Vietname in open or closed primary evergreen forest on granite bedrock at elevations of 700 to 1500 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with touching, dorsiventrally discoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, elliptic-ovate, acute, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a basal, peduncle to 16.4" [41 cm] long, rachis to 7.6" [19 cm] long, arching to nodding, spindle-shaped, slightly to finely rugose-verruculate, elongate, lax, simultaneously several, to 50 flowered inflorescence with ovate to triangular, longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying flowers that do not open well.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Gard. Bull. Singapore 54: 124 J J Verm. 2002 drawing/photo fide;