Bulbophyllum abbrevilabium Carr 1932 SECTION Epicranthes (Bl.) Hook.f.

Plant and Flower

Photos by Jaap Vermeulen, courtesy of André Schuiteman and Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Part shade Warm

Common Name or Meaning The Short Lipped Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1/4" [8 mm]

Found in Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam at elevations around 700 meters as a miniature sized, pendant, warm growing epiphyte with a pendulous rhizome giving rise to close set, adpressed to the rhizome, oblong, rugose with age, laterally flattened pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic, gradually narrowing at the acute apex as well as below into the twisted, short, petiolate base leaf that blooms on a basal, very short, single flowered inflorescence holding the flower to the base of the leaf

Synonyms Epicranthes abbrevilabia (Carr) Garay & W.Kittr. 1985 publ. 1986; Epicranthes annamensis Guillaumin 1957

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 corrections; Botanisk Tidsskrift Bild 70 Hft 1 Contributions to the flora of Thailand VI Seidenfaden 1975 drawing fide; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 #3 Orchid Genera in Thailand VIII Bulbophyllum Thou Seidenfaden 1979 drawing fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Wood & Seidenfaden 1992 drawing fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 13 O'Byrne & Ong 2014 drawing fide;