Bulbophyllum ochthodes J.J.Verm.2002 SECTION Hirtula Ridley 1908

Photo by Art Vogel

Part shade Cool

Common Name

Flower Size

Found in penninsular Malaysia in montane forests at elevations around 1500 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with .8 to 2.4" [2 to 6 cm] between each distant ovaoid pseudobulb carrying a single, apical erect, elliptic, acute, petiolate base leaf that blooms on a basal, peduncle 7.6 to 18.4" [19 to 46 cm], provided with c. 6 bracts, rhachis not thickened. 2.6 to 4.8" [6.5 to 12 cm] long, glabrous, elongated, rather dense, successivley few, 40 to 60 flowered inflorescence with triangular, acute, shorter than the ovary floral bracts

"Most similar to Bulbophyllum polygaliflorum, but differs in the flowers having a shorter lip with only two rows of calli adaxially." J J Vermeulen 2002


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Gard. Bull. Singapore 54: 151 J J Verm. 2002 drawing/photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 13 2014; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide