Bulbophyllum limbatum Lindl. 1840 SECTION Hirtula Ridley 1908

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Photo by Amos Tan

Full shade Warm Winter

Common Name The Callus bearing Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1/3" [8mm]

Found in Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Borneo and Sumatra in rainforest and in low and open kerangas foresta at elevations of 500 to 600 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with a creeping and branching rhizome with 2.8 to 4" [7 to 10 cm] between each, shortly conical, appearing squashed, round from above pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, oblong-lanceolate, acute, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a basal, erect, peduncle 2 to 6.6" [5 to 16.5 cm] long, provided with 5 to 6 bracts, wiry, brownish violet, rhachis not thickened, .56 to 4" [1.4 to 10 cm] long, glabrous, simultaneously many, 7 to 22 flowered inflorescence with triangular, acute, not clasping the rachis, purple, shorter than the ovary floral bracts

Synonyms Bulbophyllum blepharosepalum Schltr. 1906; Phyllorchis limbata (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957; Tidsskrift bd 68 hft 1 Contributions to the Orchid Flora of Thailand V Seidedenfaden 1973 drawing fide; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 #3 Orchid Genera in Thailand VIII Bulbophyllum Thou Seidenfaden 1979 drawing fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; The Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood Beaman etal 2001; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001; Gard. Bull. Singapore 54: 158 J J Verm. 2002 drawing/photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo ok; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide