Bulbophyllum gemma-reginae J J Verm. 1996 SECTION Hirtula Ridley 1908

Photo by Tom Ballinger and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Part Shade cool Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Queen's Gem Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Sabah Borneo in tall forests at elevations around 1100 to 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with close set, ovoid to almost globose pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic, rounded to subacute, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a patent to almost pendulous, peduncle to .6 to 1.2" [1.5 to 3 cm] long, racjhis spindle shaped, porrect to nodding at its base, to .72 to 1.32" [1.7 to 3.3 cm] long overall, simultaneously 4 to 10 flowered inflorescence carrying non-resupinate, spirally arranged flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Gard. Bull. Singapore 54: 120 J J Verm. 2002 drawing/photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 14 O'Byrne & Ong 2014 photo fide Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photos/drawing fide;