Bulbophyllum rhizomatosum Ames & C.Schweinf. 1920 SECTION Stachysanthes (Bl.) J.J. Verm. & P. O’Byrne 2008

Inflorescence and Plant in situ

Photo by © Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation and the Jany Renz Herbaria

Common Name The Rhizome Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Malaysia, Borneo and the Philippines in lower montane forests at elevations of 1100 to 1500 meters as a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with a slender, pendulous rhizome with .4 to 1" [1 to 2.5 cm] between each ovoid to ellipsoid pseudobulb and carrying a single, apical, semi-pendulous, lanceolate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms on a .8" [2 cm] long, few to 12 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Bulbophyllum filicoides Ames 1923

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 as B filicoides; Orchids of Borneo Vol 2 Vermuellen 1991 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing ok; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photo/drawing fide