Bulbophyllum lygeron J.J.Verm. 1991 SECTION Stachysanthes (Bl.) J.J. Verm. & P. O’Byrne 2008

Photo by © Andre Schuiteman and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Flower Closeup

Flower closeup

Photos by © Art Vogel

Plant and flower

Photo by © Rogier van Vugt and his P-base Orchid Photo Website

Full shade Warm Cool Summer

Common Name The Flexible Bulbophyllum [refers to the wiry hanging rhizome]

Flower Size 1/4" [8 mm]

Found in Sabah Borneo in lower montane forests at elevations of 1100 to 2000 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing, hanging epiphyte with a dark brown, wiry, hanging rhizome with .18 to .6" [.4 to 1.5 cm] between each cylindrical, not flattened pseudobulb and carrying a single, apical, thick, ovate to elliptic, medium to dark green, veins usually darker, narrowing into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a very short, single flowered inflorescence carrying a scentless flower.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchids of Borneo Vol 2 Vermeullen 1991 drawing/photo fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing fide/photo ok color-shape?; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photos/drawing fide;