Bulbophyllum cuspidilingua

Bulbophyllum cuspidilingue 

Bulbophyllum cuspidilingua                                                                                                                                          photo C. Solimbergo
(Bulbophyllum blumei)  
taxonomy       described by Reichenbach, Heinrich Gustav 
  published in       Annales Botanices Systematicae  6 : 264    1864
   Family Orchidaceae
  Subfamily   Epidendroideae
  Tribe Malaxideae 
  Subtribe Dendrobiinae
  Genus Bulbophyllum Thouras  1822
  Section Ephippium  Schlechter  1913
  metabolism CAM pathway, stomata of the leaves are open at night.
    (K.Silvera, L.S. Santiago, J.C. Cushman, K. Winter - International Symposium on Plant Biology, August 2013)
    it is useful give the soluble mineal nutriens, on the roots.
native of origins

rain forests on large branches of mangroves in west Indonesia (Sumatra, Java), Malaysia (Borneo)


Papua, Australia, The Philippines


500 - 800 m  (1650 - 2640 ft)        


climate informations from Bintulu ( Sarawak, Indonesia)

    Köppen climate classification : Af, humid tropical climate of the rainforest
    (no winter season, more abundant rainfall)
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 600 m / 1980 ft) :
    Bulbophyllum cuspidilingua a gr uk
  photoperiod in Bintulu this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 12 m' to 11 h 48 m'
  life form






inflorescence   length

25 cm (10"), basal

  nr flowers


single flower 9 L 1,5 cm (3.6" L 0.6")


single flower, ≈ 5 - 6 days


to bloom from birth, ≈ 30 days 

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