Bulbophyllum tropidopous J.J.Verm., P.O'Byrne & A.L.Lamb 2015 SECTION Stachysanthes (Bl.) J.J. Verm. & P. O’Byrne 2008

TYPE Collection Sheet Beaman

Part shadecool ColdSummer

Common Name or Meaning The ?Keel Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in Sabah Borneo in tall forests and in open podzolic forests or in shrubbery on slopes at elevations of 1000 to 2400 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome with 1.2 to 7.6" [3 to 19 cm] between each, minute, discoid, not laterally flattened pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic-oblong, obtuse, rather constricted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect to patent, peduncle 2.6 to 7.8" [6.5 to 19.5 cm] long, provided with 6 to 7 scales, rachis more or less porrect, 2.4 to 5.6" [6 to 14 cm] long, elongated, rather dense, many simultaneously, 15 to 32 flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Similar to B conspectum and B sopoetanense in the shape of the tooth on the column foot, more sturdy, erect, dense racemes with many more flowers. The leaves do not have an ochre suffusion which B conspectum has.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Borneo , Vermeulen, O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photo/drawing fide