Bulbophyllum gibbosum (Blume) Lindl., Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl. 54 (1830)

Name meaning 'humped'.

Bulbophyllum igneocentrum J.J.Sm.
Bulbophyllum magnivaginatum Ames & C.Schweinf.
Bulbophyllum pangerangi Rchb.f.
Bulbophyllum selangorense Ridl.
Diphyes gibbosa Blume
Phyllorchis gibbosa (Lindl.) Kuntze
Phyllorkis gibbosa (Blume) Kuntze

A small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with very small, cylindrical pseudobulbs and very long, thick, lanceolate-elliptic, obtuse, basally acuminate, petiolate, medium green leaves and blooms on a basal, erect to gracefully arching, 12" [30 cm] long, racemose, several flowered inflorescence enveloped basally by tubular, acuminate sheaths and carrying freshly fragrant, wide open, cream colored flowers.

In hill forests at elevations up to 1200 meters.


Sumatra, Java and Borneo.

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