Bulbophyllum spissum J.J.Verm. 1996 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008 Photo by Art Vogel

Full ShadeWarm

Common Name

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in penninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo and Sulawesi in the understory of mossy montane forests on twigs at elevations of 1000 to 1400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with distinct, erect, ovoid, finely grooved pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptic to ovate, acute to acuminate, gradually narrowing below into the shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms on a basal, 1.6 to 2.6 [4 to 6.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with acute floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; New species of Bulbophyllum from eastern Malesia (Orchidaceae) Nordic Journal of Botany 26: 129195, 2008 Vermuellen; Bulbophyllum of Sulawesi Vermeullen & O'Byrne 2011 drawing/photo fide; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photo/drawing fide