Bulbophyllum microglossum Ridl. 1908 SECTION Sestochilos [Breda] Bentham & Hkr. 1883

Lip Detail

Plant and Flower Photos by Peter O'Byrne

Part shadeWarm to Cool Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Small Lipped Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Thailand, Malaysia and Borneo in lower montane forests at elevations of 900 to 2200 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with 2.4 to 7" [6 to 17.5 cm] in between each conical pseudobulb that is adpressed to a woody rhizome and enveloped basally by stiff hairs and has a single, elliptic, obtuse to acute, stiff, petiolate leaf and blooms in the summer on an erect, 2" [5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from the rhizome.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Malaya Holtum 1953; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 corrections; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 #3 Orchid Genera in Thailand VIII Bulbophyllum Thou Seidenfaden 1979 drawing fide; Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfadden and Wood 1992 drawing fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993 photo ok; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Borneo Vol 1 Chan, Lamb, Shim & Wood 1994 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood 2001 photo fide; Wild Orchids of the Cameron Highlands REACH 2009 photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing fide/photo fide