Bulbophyllum lobbii Lindley 1847 SECTION Sestochilos [Breda] Bentham & Hkr. 1883

TYPE for the SECTION Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Flower Closeup

Plant and Flower in situ Cameron Highlands Malaysia Photos by David Kuehn.

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl

Flower Closeup Photo courtesy of David Morris and Clackamas Orchids Home Page

Another Clone - Sabah Photo courtesy of Zainal Abidin Bin Othman

Singapore cultivation Northern cultivation

Common Name Lobb's Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 3-4" Across [7.5 to 10 cm]

This unifoliate, small to medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphytic species is from Borneo, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines at altitudes of 200 to 2000 meters in lowland and montane forests on trunks and main branches of trees and has well spaced pseudobulbs with a persistent sheath that split into yellow fibers and carries a single, apical, leathery leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, to 6" [15 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence that arises from a node on the rhizome. The large, fragrant, single flower arising on each new pseudobulb is held at mid leaf.

This species is a hot to warm growing orchid and will do best mounted or in a pot with a well draining medium and regular water and fertilizer but have caution. As the new pseudobulbs develop, fungus can easily occur from overwatering.

Synonyms Bullbophyllum claptonense Rolfe 1905; Bullbophyllum henshallii Lindley 1852; Bulbophyllum lobbii Lindley var henshallii [Lindley]Henfrey 1852; Bulbophyllum lobbii Lindley var siamense Rchb.f 1882; Bulbophyllum siamense Rchb.f 1867; Phyllorchis lobbii (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Sarcobodium lobbii (Lindl.) Beer 1854; Sarcopodium lobbii Lindley 1850; Sarcopodium lobbii Lindley var henshallii Henfr. 1850; Sestochilos uniflorum Breda 1827/29

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854 Sarcopodium lobbii; Refugium Botanicum Reichenbach 1872; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 photo fide; Orchids of Malaya Holtum 1953; AOS bulletin Vol 27 No 1 1958 drawing; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 drawing, photo fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 photo fide; Orchid Genera in Thailand Vol VIII Bulbiphyllum Thou. Seidenfaden 1979 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 50 No 9 1981 photo; Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb and Laurent 1981 photo fide; An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids Pridgeon 1982 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 52 No 9 1983 photo; Die Orchideen lieferung 13 Schlechter/Brieger 1983 photo fide; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Teo 1985; Orchid Digest Vol 49 No 2 1985 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 56 No 12 1987 photo; Simon & Schuster's Guide to Orchids 1988; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; Orchids of Borneo Vol 2 Vermeullen 1991 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfadden and Wood 1992 drawing/photo fide; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombat 1992 photo fide; Orchids of Malaya Segerback 1992 photo good; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Orchids of Nagaland Deorani & Naithani 1995 drawing good; Orchid Digest Vol 59 No 4 1995 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 69 No 10 2000 photo; A to Z of SE ASian Orchids O'Byrne 2001; Orchids Of India II Biodiversity & Status of Bulbophyllum Thou Augustine & Kumar 2001; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001 photo fide; The Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2001; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 67 No 2 2002 photo; Australian Orchid Review Vol 68 No 5 2003 photo; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 3 2004; Australian Orchid Review Vol 70 No 3 2005; Australian Orchid Review Vol 71 No 5 2006 photo; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 photo; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; Bulbophyllum: the incomplete Guide From A to why? Bill Thoms 2009 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 7 2011 drawing/photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 8 2011 photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photo fide; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; A Guide to the Orchids of Kinabalu Wood 2013 photo fide; Malesian rchid Journal Vol 13 O'Byrne & Ong 2014 photo fide; A Guide to the Orchids of Myanmar Kurzweil and Lwin 2014 photo fide; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photos/drawing fide;

Bulbophyllum lobbii var colossus Lindley 1847

Side of Flower Photos courtesy of Jo Levy Copyright , Leslie Garay Archives

A large flowered variety of the previous species

Bulbophyllum lobbii Lindley 1847 Red Variety Photo courtesy of Tan Eng Tiek

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