Bulbophyllum alcicorne C.S.P.Parish & Rchb.f. 1874 SECTION Brachystachyae Benth. & Hook. f. 1883

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Manorot Tangsaveepha Copyright , and the Butterfly and Orchids Photo Gallery

Part shade Hot Warm LATE Spring Summer

Common Name The Elk Antler Bublophyllum [Refers to the shape of the column]

Flower Size 1/6" [.4 cm]

Found in Myanmar, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam at elevations of 400 to 650 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with .4" [1 cm] between each, globose, flattened vertically pseduobulbs carrying a single, apical, sessile, thick, elliptic leaf that is round apically and blooms in the late spring a summer on a 3" to 6.5" [7.5 to 16.25 cm] long, erect then with a drooping rhachis several to many densely flowered, racemose inflorescence carrying 10 to 15, fleshy flowers

Synonyms Phyllorchis alcicornis (C.S.P.Parish & Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1961 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 Seidenfaden & Woods 1992 drawing/photo fide; A Field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo ok; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo ok; Phytotaxa 404 (6): 231244 Aver. & Vuong 2019 New species of Bulbophyllum (Orchidaceae) in the flora of Vietnam II Drawing/photo fide