Bulbophyllum janus J.J.Verm. 2002 SECTION Hirtula Ridley 1908

TYPE Drawing by J J Vermeulen and Gard. Bull. Singapore 54: 134 J J Verm. 2002

Part Shade Warm LATEWinter EARLYSpring

Common Name The Two Faced Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in Sumatra at elevations around 650 to 950 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with cylindrical, fleshy pseudobulbs enveloped by thin, ovate sheaths and caryring a single, apical, erect, rigid, tough, when dried black with many ribs, elliptic, narrowing towards the base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a stout, 20" [50 cm] long, deflexed towards the apex, fleshy, flattened, with flowers on both sides inflorescence with 2 ovate bracts near the base and another in the middle and has small, acute, ovate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum platyrrhachis Ridl. 1917

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Gard. Bull. Singapore 54: 134 J J Verm. 2002 drawing fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2002 as B platyrrhachis