Bulbophyllum brevipes Ridl.1903 SECTION Desmosanthes [Bl.] J.J. Sm. 1933

Photos courtesy of André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Part shadeCool

Common Name or Meaning The Short Column-Foot Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .4" [1 mm]

Found in Malaysia at elevations of 1300 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphtye with .6 to 1" [1.5 to 2.5 cm] between each slightly prostrate, turning upwards pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic, acute, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms on a from the rhizome, 1/2" [1.2 cm] long, few [5 to 6] flowered inflorescence holding the flowers in a loose umbel.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Genera in Thailand Vol VIII Bulbophyllum Thou. Seidenfaden 1979 drawing fide; Orchids of Malaya Segerback 1992 photo photo good; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Wood & Seidenfaden 1992 drawing fide; Wild Orchids of the Cameron Highlands REACH 2009 photo fide;