Bulbophyllum pilosum J.J.Verm. 2002 TYPE Drawing by J J Verm. and Gard. Bull. Singapore 54: 118 2002

Part Shade cool Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Pilose Bulbophyllum [refers to the sepals]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Sabah Borneo in tall forest on leached sandstone soil at elevations of 1300 to 1500 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a rhizome giving rise to close set, touching, ovoid psuedobulbs carrying a single elliptic to ovate, acute leaves that blooms in the summer on an elongated, peduncle more or less patent, about 6.8" [17 cm] long, provided with about 5 bracts, rhachis not thickened, nodding, c. .8" [2 cm] long, glabrous, rather dense, to 10 flowered inflorescence with triangular, acuminate, shorter that the ovary floral bracts.

"Most similar to Bulbophyllum lasioglossum; the latter differs in having lateral sepals with glabrous margins, much narrower, acute petals, and a deeply bifid callus at the base of the stigma." J J Vermeulen


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Gard. Bull. Singapore 54: 118 J J Verm. 2002 drawing fide;