Bulbophyllum astelidum Aver. 1994 SECTION Desmosanthes [Bl.] J.J. Sm. 1933

TYPE Drawing by Averyanov

Part shade Cool LATESummer Fall

Common Name The No Stelida Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Vietnam as a cool growing epiphyte with a thick rhizome and .4 to 1.2" [1 to 3 cm] between each spherical, slightly unequal, indistinctly longitudinally sulcate pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, oval, apically bifid, coriaceous, subfleshy, sessile leaf that blooms in the late summer and earlier fall on an erect, from the rhizome inbetween the pseudobulb, peduncle to 1.2" [3 cm] long, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence with cuneiform, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying whitish yellow flowers

Close to B shweliense but without any stelida

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994 [Opred. Orkhid. V'etnama: 263 1994] drawing fide;