Bulbophyllum xenosum J.J.Verm. 1996 SECTION Hirtula Ridley 1908

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Full shadeWarm Spring

Common Name The Strangest Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .32” [8 mm]

Found in penninsular Malaysia and Brunei Borneo on trees in tall forests at elevations around 650 to 900 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with .6 to 1.8” [1.5 to 4.5 cm] between each depressed-conical to lenticular pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic, subacute, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a patent, peduncle to 7.6" [19 cm] long, rachis, arching, not thickened, to 10” [25 cm] long, elongated, lax, imperfectly distichous, to 17.4” [44 cm] long overall, to 30 flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying secund, mostly simultaneously opening flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Blumea 41:353 J J Vermeulen 1996 drawing fide; Gard. Bull. Singapore 54: 157 J J Verm. 2002 drawing/photo fide; The Bulbophyllum of Borneo Verm. O’Byrne and Lamb 2015 drawing/photo fide