Bulbophyllum angustifolium (Blume) Lindl. 1830 SECTION Desmosanthes [Bl.] J.J. Sm. 1933

Photo by Eric Beltrame and Orchids Online Australia Website Copyright

Inflorescence Photo by Art Vogel

Part Shade Cool

Common Name The Narrow Leafed Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1/4" [.8 cm]

Found in Malaysia, Sumatra, Java and New Guinea? in primary forests at elevations around 1100 to 1800 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing, often pendant epiphyte with a branched and often hanging rhizome with 1.2 to 4" [3 to 10 cm] between each long-ovoid, curved, shiny pale green pseudobulb and carrying a single, apical, erect, lanceolate-oblong, acute, narrowing below into the very shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms on an arising from the rhizome, length variable, .8 to 4" [2 to 10 cm] long, 3 to 7 flowered inflorescence with the flowers held in a loose apical corymb.

Synonyms *Diphyes angustifolia Blume 1825; Phyllorchis angustifolia (Blume) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 #3 Orchid Genera in Thailand VIII Bulbophyllum Thou Seidenfaden 1979 drawing fide; The Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; Orchids of Malaya Segerback 1992 photo good; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing ok; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001; Orchids Of Sumatra Comber 2002 photo fide;