Bulbophyllum mirabile Hallier 1896 SECTION Hirtula Ridley 1908TYPE Drawing by Hallier And The Plant Illustrations Website

Common Name The Stinking Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in Brunei, Kalimantan and Sabah Borneo in forests at eelvations of 200 to 300 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with unique dimorphic flowers. The ovoid-conical pseudobulbs carry a single, apical, erect, elliptic, rounded leaf that blooms on a pendulous, elongate, peduncle .8 to 3.6" [2 to 9 cm] long, with 2 to 3 scales, the rachis is slightly papillose, the basal part spindle shaped gradually tapering into a cylindrical apical part. The basal part has flowers different than the apical part, 4.41" to 11.6" [11.3 to 29 cm] long overall, laxly 75 to 120 flowered inflorescence carrying mostly simultaneously opening, dimorphic flowers.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb Chase & Ramussen 2014; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photos/drawing fide;