Bulbophyllum teres Carr 1935 SECTION Stachysanthes (Bl.) J.J. Verm. & P. O’Byrne 2008

Flower Closeup

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Common Name The Terete Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1/10" [2mm]

Found in Borneo in moss and lower montane forests at elevations of 1300 to 1800 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with a cylindrical pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, terete leaf and blooms on a basal, erect, 3" [7.5 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence

CAUTION Now considered by some to be a synonym of B unguiculatum but if the photo above is correct they are not even close, I await better references.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; ; Orchids of Borneo Vol 1 1994; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 as Syn of B unguiculatum