Bulbophyllum elachanthe J.J.Verm. 1991 SECTION Stachysanthes (Bl.) J.J. Verm. & P. O’Byrne 2008

TYPE Drawing by © J J Vermeullen 1991

Part shade CoolLATE Fall EARLY Winter

Common Name The Insignificant Bulbophyllum [refers to the flowers]

Flower Size .04" [1 mm]

Found in Sabah Borneo in podozolic forests on small branches at elevations around 1400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome with .28 to .56" [.7 to 1.4 cm] between each discoid, not flattened, medium green pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, thick, ovate to elliptic, medium green, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a 3.2" [8 cm] long overall, peduncle 1.42" [3.3 cm] long, rachis 1.88" [4.7 cm] long, to 22 flowered inflorescence with ovate to triangular, longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying non-fragrant flowers with yellowish at the base, brownish-orange at the tip sepals and yellowish petals, a greyisg green lip and a pale green column.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchids of Borneo Vol 2 Vermuellen 1991 drawing fide; Plants of Mt Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993 as B aff elachanthe; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 drawing fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011;