Bulbophyllum nematocaulon Ridl.1920 SECTION Minutissima Pfitzer 1888

Photo by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Hot cool Summer Fall

Common Name The Thread-Like Inflorescence Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Yunnan province of China, northern Vietnam, penninsular Malaysia and Borneo in lowland and montane forests at elevations of 400 to 1800 meters as a miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with .2 to .4" [.5 to 1 cm] between each ovoid, almost erect, curving upwards from a prostrate base pseudobulb carrying a single, erect, oblong, shortly pointed, not stalked leaf that blooms in the summer and fall on a .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum johannis-winkleri J.J.Sm. 1927; Bulbophyllum oreas Ridl. 1924

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Borneo Vol 2 Vermuellen 1991 drawing/photo good; Orchids of Malaya Segerback 1992 photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing ok; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001; Wild Orchids of the Cameron Highlands REACH 2009 photo fide; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photos/drawing fide; New contributions to goodyerinae and dendrobiinae (orchidaceae) in the Flora of China Ji-Dong Ya, Ting Zhang, Tirtha Raj Pandey, Cheng Liu, Zhou-Dong Han, De-PingYe, De-Ming He, Qiang Liu, Lan Yang, Li Huang, Rong-Zhen Zhang, HongJiang, and Jie Cai 2021 Photo fide;