Bulbophyllum adjungens Seidenf. 1979 SECTION Macrocaulia (Bl.) Aver 1994


Photos by Tripecht P.

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Seidenfaden

Part shade Cool

Common Name The Simple-Lip Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Thailand at elevations around 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with close, irregular, globular-oblique pseuodbulbs carrying a single, apical, persistent more than others in the section, many veined, ovate to ovate-elliptic, obtuse gradually narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms on an erect, basal, to .8" [2 cm] long, including the pedicel and ovary, single flowered inflorescence.

The photo says B simplicilabelum but Tripecht is incorrect in his determination, this is B adjungens as there are 5 veins on the lateral sepals and there are petals with a strong red-brown tip and median line as well as the straight shortly hinged lip with the 2 basal ridges, B simplicilabellum has 3 veined lateral sepals and uniform colored petals and a simple tongue-shaped lip with no thickenings or ornamentation


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 #3 Orchid Genera in Thailand VIII Bulbophyllum Thou Seidenfaden 1979 drawing fide;