Bulbophyllum obtusum (Blume) Lindl.1830 SECTION Desmosanthes [Bl.] J.J. Sm. 1933 Photo by Bill Temple

Inflorescence

Plant and Flowers Photos by Ong Poh Sek and Biological Diversity Clearing House Mechanism Website

Part shade Warm Cool Winter

Common Name The Obtuse Bulbophyllum [refers to the lip apex]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Malaysia, Borneo, Java and Sumatra in lower montane forests at elevations of 700 to 2200 meters as a miniature sized, pendulous to scrambling, warm to cool growing epiphyte with .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm] between each tilted at an acute angle to the rhizome, ovoid to cylindrical, variable sized pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, narrowly oblong, obtuse, sessile leaf that blooms in the winter on an arising from the rhizome, 2 to 3 flowered .2 to .4" [6 to 9 mm] long inflorescence.

The flowers are color variable and come in all white and an all yellow form.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum parvilabium Schltr. 1911; *Diphyes obtusa Blume 1825; Phyllorchis obtusa (Blume) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Genus Coelogyne A Synopsis, D A Clayton 2002; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 #3 Orchid Genera in Thailand VIII Bulbophyllum Thou Seidenfaden 1979 as B parvilabium drawing good; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo ok; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing good; Orchids of Malaya Segerback 1992 photo fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegrist 2000; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo ok; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman & Wood 2002 photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photos/drawing fide;

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