Bulbophyllum similissimum J.J.Verm.1991

Flower with shorter sepals

Flower with shorter sepals another Angle SECTION Macrocaulia (Bl.) Aver 1994 Photos by Art Vogel

Common Name or Meaning The Very Much Similar Bulbophyllum [refers to the similarity of this species to B latisepalum and B puntjakense]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Borneo at elevations around 1300 to 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome giving rise to ovoid, ellipsoid to orbicular, slightly flattened pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, rigid, elliptic, obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a basal, erect, 1.8 to 2" [1.3 to 5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with tubular floral bracts and carrying non fragrant flowers

CAUTION this determination, although similar to the type drawing in the Orchids of Borneo, is much different than the photos with the type. Use with caution.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Orchids of Borneo Vol 2 Vermuellen 1991 drawing ok/ photo hmm; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 photo; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 drawing fide