Bulbophyllum pugilanthum J.J.Wood 1994 SECTION Stachysanthes (Bl.) J.J. Verm. & P. O’Byrne 2008

Plant and Flowers

Photos by © James Comber and Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Warm cool Spring Fall

Common Name The Boxing Glove Bublophyllum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Borneo in lower to upper montane to riverine forests at elevations of 1200 to 2400 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing, pendent epiphyte with .2" [5 mm] between each cylindrical pseudobulb enveloped by several, elliptic, pale brown, scarious, acute sheaths becoming fibrous with age and carrying a single apical, semiterete, sulcate, shallowly v-shaped in cross section, acute, fleshy, dark green, straight to gently curved leaf that blooms in the spring and fall arising on the side and partly adnate to the pseudobulb, .4" [1 cm] long, successively single to 8 flowered inflorescence

Very similar to B ceratostylis but it has smaller flowers with a different lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Plants of Mt Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993 drawing/photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; *Orchids of Borneo Vol 1 Chan, Lamb Shim & Wood 1994 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photo/drawing fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011; A Guide to the Orchids of Kinabalu Wood 2013 photo fide; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photos/drawing fide