Originally introduced from the Philppines as Sarcopodium dearii by Colonel Deare after whom it is named – in 1883. (Gard. Chron.). H.G. Reichenbach transferred it to Bulbophylum in 1888.
It is also found in Malaysia and Borneo.
Pseudobulbs are up to
3cm.-(1.25”) long and 1cm.-(.3”) diam. - unifoliate from the apex
with a leaf 10-17cm.-(4-6.75”) long and up to 5cm.-(2”) broad;
single flowered inflorescence is a little shorter than the leaves
and erect. Flowers are
large for a small plant of an intricate and interesting form, the lip is
delicately balanced with a swinging movement as if hung by a spring.
Intermediate temperature, good light, but not direct sulight, 60% humidity, & good air movement are necessary. Reduce watering somewhat once new bulbs are fully grown. Do not enjoy frequent re-potting, best grown in shallow pots or mounted, do not allow to dry out completely.