Bulbophyllum vesiculosum J.J.Sm. 1917 SECTION Epicranthes (Bl.) Hook.f. 1883 Photo by Shiva Ramli and the Wild Orchids Of Sumatra Website

Type Drawing Drawing by J J Smith and the Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz Website

Full shadeHotCool

Common Name The Blistered Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .32" [8 mm]

Found in New Guinea on trees in old mangrove, podzolic and scrubland forests at elevations around sea level to 1200 meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with .4 to 1.2" [1 to 3 cm] between each ellipsoid to obovoid, 3 to 4 angled pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic-ovate, obtuse to acute, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the on an erect, .48 to .8" [1.2 to 2 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum corneri Carr 1932; Epicranthes corneri (Carr) Garay & W.Kittr. 1985 publ. 1986; Epicranthes vesiculosa (J.J.Sm.) Garay & W.Kittr. 1985 publ. 1986

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Borneo Vol 2 Vermeullen 1991 drawing/photo good; Bulbophyllum of Borneo Verm O Byrne and Lamb 2015 drawing/photo good