Bulbophyllum allenkerrii Seidenf. 1979 SECTION Racemosae Benth & Hkr 1883

TYPE Photo by Seidenfaden


Photo courtesy of Dr Leslie Garay

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Seidenfaden

Common Name Allen Kerr's Bulbophyllum [Original Collector of the type species]

Flower Size 2/5" [1 cm]

Found in Laos and Thailand at elevations around 1300 to 1700 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte that has 4 angled pseudobulbs, the newer with sheaths covering the base to the leaf stem, carrying a single, apical, strong-veined, short-stalked, elliptical, leathery leaf that blooms in the summer on a basal, 2 3/4" [7 cm] long inflorescence with a floral bract that begins to cover a dense head of simultaneously opening, short-lived [3 days] flowers held at mid-leaf height.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 #3 Orchid Genera in Thailand VIII Bulbophyllum Thou Seidenfaden 1979 drawing fide; A Field Guide to the Wild Orchids Of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo not = B bittnerianum; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo not = B bittnerianum; Orchid Genera in Thailand VIII Bulbophyllum Thou. Seidenfadden 1990