Bulbophyllum trulliferum J J Verm & Lamb 1994 SECTION Hirtula Ridley 1908

TYPE Drawing photo by A Lamb/TYPE Drawing by J J Vermeullen and Lamb and Gard. Bull. Singapore 54: 141 J J Verm. 2002

Full shade Warm LATESummer EARLY Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Scoop Bulbophyllum [refers to the lip shape]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Sabah Borneo in primary forests at elevations around 900 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm growing epiphyte with ,24 to .4" [.6 to 1 cm] between each almost discoid, distinctly dorsiventrally flattened pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic, acute, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, peduncle to 10.8 to 11.6" [27 to 29 cm] long, rachis nodding, .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long, 11.6 to 12.8" [29 to 32 cm] long overall, mostly simultaneously opening, 10 to 14 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acute, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

" Shares a concave top part of the tip with B. nigrescens Rolfe. It differs from that species in having a nodding rhachis, triangular (not spathulate) petals, as well as much longer and narrower stelidia." Vemeulen & Lamb 1994


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Blumea 38: 347 J.J.Verm. & A.L.Lamb 1994 drawing fide; A CHecklist of the Orchids of Borneo J J Wood & P J Cribb 1994; drawing fide; Gard. Bull. Singapore 54: 144 J J Verm. 2002 drawing/photo fide;