Bulbophyllum coriaceum Ridl. ex Stapf 1894 SECTION Stachysanthes (Bl.) J.J. Verm. & P. O’Byrne 2008

Plant and Flowers

Photos by © Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Common Name The Leathery Bulbophyllum [refers to the thick leaves]

Flower Size

Found in Sabah and Sarawak Borneo in hill, lower and upper montane forests at elevations of 600 to 3500 meters as a small sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte or lithophyte with a creeping rhizome with 2.4" [6 cm] between each, small, globose pseudobulb carrying a single apical, erect, elliptic, acute, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a basal, 4" [10 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence carrying sweetly fragrant flowers.

This species, B unguiculatum and B apodum are all very similar and all could be the same variable species.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum kinabaluense Rolfe 1914; Bulbophyllum venustum Ames & C.Schweinf. 1920

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Plants of Mt Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993 drawing/photo good; A Checklist of the Orhcids of Borneo J J Wood & P J Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood Beaman etal 2001; The Orchids of Borneo Vol 4 J J Wood 2003 drawing/photo good; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing fide photo ok; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011;