Bulbophyllum conchiferum Rchb.f.1861 SECTION Brachystachyae Benth. & Hook. f. 1883

TYPE Collection sheet and Drawing by Reichenbach

Common Name The Ear Carrying Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in India as a small sized epiphyte

"B. conchiferum undeservedly regarded as a synonym of B. khasyanum (Pearce & Cribb 2002), which type specimen has short, almost head-like spike. Inflorescence and flowers of B. ustulata fits well the excellent analytical drawing presented on type herbarium specimen of B. conchiferum stored at K [K000894441] in elongate rachis, dense, shell-like sessile flowers, acuminate, revolute apex of median sepal, acuminate recurved petals, 2-keeled lip and long stelidia." Averyanov etal 2018

Synonyms Phyllorchis conchifera (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898; Orchids Of India II Biodiversity & Status of Bulbophyllum Thou Augustine & Kumar 2001; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Phytotaxa 369 (1) Averyanov etal 2018: New species of Bulbophyllum (Orchidaceae)