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

TYPE Drawing Photo/TYPE Drawing by © J J Vermeullen 1991

Part shade Cool Summer

Common Name The Rust Colored Leaves Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Sabah Borneo in mixed montane and Podozol forests at elevations around 1100 to 1700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome with .48 to 1.2" [1.2 to 3 cm] between each discoid, not flattened, pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, dark green suffused with brownish orange to orange red, rather thick, elliptic, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a 1 to 7.6" [2.5 to 19 cm] long overall, peduncle, rachis and pedicel orange, peduncle .56 to 3.6" [1.4 to 9 cm] long, rachis .44 to 2.4" [1.1 to 6 cm] long, 3 to 13 flowered inflorescence with triangular, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying non-fragrant flowers with burnt orange tepals, and a slightly darker orange lip.


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 sopoetanense photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994;