Bulbophyllum taeter J.J.Verm. 1996 SECTION Beccariana Pfitz. 1889 Photo by J B Comber and the Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz Website

In situ Borneo Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt.


Common Name The Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Brunei Borneo in peat swamp lowland forests at elevations around 10 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with [7 to 14 cm] between each distinct, ellipsoid to almost cylindrical, flattened pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic to obovate to ovate, acute to acuminate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect to patent, elongate, peduncle [32 to 42 cm] long, rachis, somewhat nodding, to 3.2 to 3.6" [8 to 9 cm] long, densely 15 to 18 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acute floral bracts and carrying simultaneously opening, rotting fish scented flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood 2001 photo fide; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photos/drawing fide;