Bulbophyllum vermiculare Hook.f. 1890 SECTION Stachysanthes (Bl.) J.J. Verm. & P. O’Byrne 2008

Photo by © Art Vogel

Part shadeHotWinter

Common Name The Crawling Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Malaysia, Borneo and the Philippines in lowland and mangrove forests at elevations of sea level to 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome with .4 to 1.4" [1 to 3.5 cm] between each discoid, not flattened pseudobulb and carrying a single, apical, erect, rather thick, elliptic to obovate, medium green, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a basal, .6 to 2.2" [1.5 to 5.5 cm] long, 3 to 6 flowered inflorescence with triangular floral bracts and carrying scentless flowers

Synonyms Bulbophyllum brookeanum Kraenzl. 1904; Phyllorchis vermicularis (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957; The Orchids of Borneo Vol 2 Vermuellen 1991 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; Bulbophyllum of Borneo Verm O Byrne and Lamb 2015 drawing/photo good