Bulbophyllum thymophorum J.J.Verm.& A.L.Lamb 1988 SECTION Macrocaulia (Bl.) Aver 1994

Photo by Peter Maxwell

FragrancePartial sunCool LATE SpringEARLYsummer

Common Name The Wart Bearing Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Sabah Borneo in high wet montane forests on trunks and large branches of canopy trees at elevations of 1600 to 1900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with close set, ovoid, somewhat flattened pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, rather thin, ovate to elliptic, acute, gradually narrowing below into the short, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a basal, erect, 1.3 to 1.4" [3.2 to 3.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a tubular floral bract and carrying faintly unpleasantly scented flowers

CAUTION I am not convinced that this determination is valid so please use with caution!


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Borneo Vol 2 Vermuellen 1991 drawing hmm; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photo/drawing hmm