Bulbophyllum gibbosum [Blume] Lindl. 1830 SECTION Stachysanthes (Bl.) J.J. Verm. & P. O’Byrne 2008

Plant in situ Cameron Highlands Malaysia

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Common NameThe Humped Bulbophyllum [refers to the swollen mentum of the flowers]

Found in Malaya, Sumatra, Borneo, Java in hill forests at elevations of 800 to 1200 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with very small, cylindrical pseudobulbs and very long, thick, lanceolate-elliptic, obtuse, basally acuminate, petiolate, medium green leaves and blooms on a basal, erect to gracefully arching, 12" [30 cm] long, racemose, several flowered inflorescence enveloped basally by tubular, acuminate sheaths and carrying freshly fragrant, wide open, cream colored flowers occuring in the summer and fall.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum igneocentrum J.J.Sm 1917; Bulbophyllum korinchense var grandiflorum Ridl. 1917; Bulbophyllum magnivaginatum Ames & C.Schweinf. 1920; Bulbophyllum pangerangi Rchb.f 1857; Bulbophyllum selangorense Ridl. 1914 ; *Diphyes gibbosa Bl 1825; Phyllorchis gibbosa [Bl.] Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857 as B pangerangi; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912/1985; Orchids of Malaya Holttum 1957; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; Orchids of Borneo Vol. 2 Vermeullen 1991 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing/photo fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; A to Z of SE Asian Orchids O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; Wild Orchids of the Cameron Highlands REACH 2009 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 7 2011 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photos/drawing fide;