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 few, many flowered inflorescence with triangular, acute, as long as to shorter than the ovary floral bracts.


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; Gard. Bull. Singapore 54: 127 J J Verm. 2002 drawing/photo fide; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photos/drawing fide;