Bulbophyllum mucronatum (Blume) Lindl. 1830 SECTION Minutissima Pfitzer 1888

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Common Name The Mucronate Bulbophyllum [may refer to the mucronate apex of the leaves]

Flower Size .28” [7mm]

Found in Thailand, penninsular Malaysia, western Java, Borneo, Sulawesi and the Philippines, in mossy primary forests at elevations of 400 to 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome and .8" [2 cm] between each ovoid pseudobulb and carrying a single, apical, ovate-oblong, gradually narrowing below into the shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect, basal, .22" [6mm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 state that the variety alagense differs in not having a swelling on th column foot.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum alagense Ames 1907; Bulbophyllum longerepens Schltr. 1911; Bulbophyllum mucronatum (Blume) Lindl. 1830 var alagense [Ames] J.J.Verm & O’Byrne 2011; Bulbophyllum nanopetalum Seidenf. 1979; Diphyes mucronata Blume 1825; Phyllorkis mucronata (Blume) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 as B alagense; Orchids of Java Comber 1990; Bulbophyllums and their Allies Siegerist 2001 as B alagense; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide as B alagense; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003 as B alagense; Bulbophyllum of Sulawesi Verm. & O'Byrne 2011 drawing/photo ok; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo 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 as B mucronatum var alagense;

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