Bulbophyllum jolandae J.J.Verm. 1991 SECTION Hirtula

Side View of Flower

View of Adaxial side of lip - Diagnostic no central ridge Photos courtesy of the Species Identification Task Force Website

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Takao Ishii and His Orchid Photo Pages Copyright

Common Name Jolanda's Bulbophyllum [Mrs. Huisman Discoverer of species current]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found only in Borneo in open montane, podzolic forests on mossy branches low to the forest floor at elevations around 1500 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with globose, olive green, suffused with purple pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, rather thick, elliptic, medium green, acute, gradually narrowed below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a erect, then arching to pendant, fractifex in the apical half, 16.8" [42 cm] long, to 11 flowered, racemose inflorescence with triangular floral bracts carrying each flower held well away from each other.

B comberpictum was put forward by Vermulen as a separate species predicated on the vertical longer ridge on the adaxial side of the lip as well as a denser raceme and longer pedicels. I personally feel that this is not enough to separate it from B jolandae as the flower and plant is exactly the same in all other aspects so I put it as a synonym here.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum comberpictum J J Verm 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchids of Borneo Vol 2 Vermuellen 1991 drawing/photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 drawing fide; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photos/drawing fide; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photos/drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #4 2016 photo fide;