Bulbophyllum polygaliflorum J.J.Wood 1984 SECTION Hirtula Ridley 1908

Another Angle

Another Angle

Side View of Flower Photos by Peter O'Byrne

Full shadeWarm CoolSpring

Common Name The Polygala Flowering-Like Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Sabah and Sarawak Borneo in upper montane, mossy forests at elevations around 1700 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome with .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3.5 cm] between each cylindrical to narrowly ovoid, narrowed above pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, oblong-elliptic, retuse to rounded, coriaceous, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, peduncle 25.2 to 30" [63 to 70 cm], provided with 5 to 9 bracts, wiry, purplish green, rhachis not thickened, 6 to 7.2" [15 to 18 cm] long, glabrous to 28.8" [77 cm] long, densely successivelyseveral, 30 to 45 flowered inflorescence with 5 small, remote, purplish green, ovate, acute, amplexical, sterile bracts and has ovate-elliptic, acuminate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; The Orchids of Borneo Vol 3 Wood 1997 drawing/photo not = B dracunula; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001; Gard. Bull. Singapore 54: 150 J J Verm. 2002 drawing fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photos/drawing fide