Bulbophyllum comosum Collett & Hemsl. 1890 SECTION Lemniscata Pfitz 1889

Flower Closeup

Photos courtesy of Botanická zahrada a arboretum Mendelova zemedelská a lesnická univerzita v Brne, Brno, Czech

FragranceFull shadeCool Winter

Common Name The Hairy Bulbophyllum - The Bottle-Brush Orchid

Flower Size 3/4" long [1.85 cm]

Found in India, Thailand, Myanmar and Vietnam? at elevations of 1850 to 2000 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with terete pseudobulbs carrying two apical, papery deciduous leaves that fall just before blooming which occurs in the winter on a thick, 10" [25 cm] long, pendant to erect, densely many flowered, cylindrically racemose inflorescence carrying dangling, hirsute, fragrant [cinnamon] flowers.

Synonyms Phyllorkis comosa (Collett & Hemsl.) 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; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1961 drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 corrections; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 #3 Orchid Genera in Thailand VIII Bulbophyllum Thou Seidenfaden 1979 drawing fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; A Field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; Wild Orchids in Myanamar Vol 2 Tanaka 2004; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; Bulbophyllum: the incomplete Guide From A to why? Bill Thoms 2009 photo fide; The Wild Orchids of Myanmar Nyan Tun Taunggyi 2014 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #2 2016; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #2 2019 photo fide;