Bulbophyllum janus J.J.Verm. 2002 SECTION Hirutla

Plant and Flowers Photos by Hisanori Takeuchi and his Orchids of the World Website

Part Shade Hot

Common Name The Two Faced Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in Sumatra at elevations around 650 to 950 meters as a small sized, hot 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 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 floral bracts.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum platyrrhachis Ridl. 1917

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2002 as B platyrrhachis