Bulbophyllum dracunculus J.J.Verm. 2000 SECTION Hirtula Ridley 1908

Another Angle

Photos by Afaho Pakeha Hoya

Flower from below

Photo by Nakato and Nakato Orchids Website

Part Shade WarmCool Winter SpringSummer

Common Name or Meaning

Flower Size .36" [9mm]

Found in Sabah Borneo in lower montane forests in shrubby vegetation at elevations around 800 to 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an close set, ovoid pseudobulb carrying a single apical, erect, elliptic to ovate, obtuse to acute, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter, spring and summer on an erect, peduncle 4 to 7.2" [10 to 18 cm] long, provided with c. 4 bracts, rhachis not thickened, 2 to 2.8" [5 to 7 cm] long, glabrous, successively single, 11 to 20 flowered inflorescence with triangular, slightly acuminate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Borneo Vol 3 Wood 1997 as B polygaliforme drawing/photo fide; Gard. Bull. Singapore 54: 149 J J Verm. 2002 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo fide; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photos/drawing fide;