Bulbophyllum dischidiifolium J.J.Sm. 1909 SECTION Oxysepala Bentham & J D Hook.f. 1883

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Roger Van Vugt and his P base Orchid Photo Website

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Common Name The ?Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in penninsular Malaysia, Borneo, Sulawesi and New Guinea in mangroves and lowland forests on trees on steep rocky slopes and along rivers at elevations around 400 to 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with clustered, minute, ovoid-cylindrical to globose pseuduobulbs carrying a single, apical, elliptic to obovate, rounded to obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a basal, 3/4 to 1.2" [1.7 to 2.7 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum aberrans Schltr. 1911; Bulbophyllum dischidiifolium J.J.Sm. 1909 subsp aberrans Verm. & O'Byrne 2011; Bulbophyllum nigropurpureum Carr 1932; Bulbophyllum triandrum Schltr.1913; Diphyes aberrans (Schltr.) Szlach. & Rutk. 2008; Diphyes triandra (Schltr.) Szlach. & Rutk. 2008;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913; Orchidaceae Of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 as B aberrans; Orchidaceae Of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 as B triandrum drawing fide; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 as B nigropurpureum drawing good; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001 as B nigropurpureum; Bulbophyllum of Sulawesi Vermeullen And O'Byrne 2009 photo fide; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photos/drawing fide;

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