Bulbophyllum succedaneum J.J.Sm 1927 SECTION Stachysanthes (Bl.) J.J. Verm. & P. O’Byrne 2008

TYPE Drawing

photo/TYPE Drawing by © J J Vermeullen 1991

Full shade Cool Fall

Common Name The Successively Opening Flower Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Sabah and Kalimantan Borneo in high montane and open montane podozolic forests at elevations around 1000 to 1700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome with .12 to .4" [.3 to 1 cm] between each ovoid, not flattened pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, rather thick, ovate to elliptic, medium to dark green, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, 4.4 to 9.4" [11 to 23 cm] long overall, peduncle 4.2 to 8" [10.5 to 20 cm] long, rachis 1.6" [to 4 cm] long, successively single, to 22 flowered inflorescence with triangular, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying non-fragrant flowers with basally white sepals becoming pale orange towards the apex, the petals transluscent and the lip is pale yellow to orange basally and white towards the apex, abaxially with some green to greyish brown .


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Borneo Vol 2 Vermuellen 1991 drawing fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001;