Bulbophyllum groeneveldtii J.J.Sm. 1920 SECTION Hirtula Ridley 1908 Photo by J J Vermeullen 1991

Another Flower Photo by Peter Maxwell and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Part Shade warm Fall Winter

Common Name Goeneveldt's Bulbophyllum [Dutch original Collector of species in 1900's]

Flower Size .015" [3.7mm]

Found in Sumatra and Borneo in high montane forests on branches of shrubs and small trees in moss pads at elevations of 1100 to 1300 meters as a small sized warm growing epiphyte with close set, globose but obliquely depressed pseudobulbs carrying pendent, strap-shaped, shiny pale green above, paler and dull beneath, tough, obtuse, gradually narrowing into the channeled in the upper half, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall through winter on a basal, much shorter than the leaves, 3.6 to 5" [9 to 12.5 cm] long, thin, terete, thickening towards the apex, finely hairy, lax, successively many flowered inflorescence with 1 to 2 flowers open at any one time and facing in all directions.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Borneo Vol 2 Vermuellen 1991 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photos/drawing fide;