Bulbophyllum orbiculare cassideum

Bulbophyllum orbiculare J.J.Sm. subsp. cassideum (J.J.Sm.) J.J.Verm., Orchid Monogr. 7 (1993) 111, fig. 67 k-n

Basionym: Bulbophyllum cassideum

Lip with the top distinctly curved; adaxially with the ridges at least to 4/5 of the total length of the lip (stretch the lip!), generally almost to the tip. (After Vermeulen, 1993)

Colours: As for subsp. orbiculare.

Habitat: Epiphyte in lowland forest; 300-2300 m.

Flowering time in the wild: January, November.

Distribution: Malesia (Moluccas, New Guinea).

Distribution in New Guinea: Papua (Indonesia); Papua New Guinea; see map 96-1305M.jpg.

Cultivation: Warm growing epiphyte.