Bulbophyllum connatum Carr 1933 SECTION Macrocaulia (Bl.) Aver 1994

Plant in situ Sumatra

Lip Detail

Photos by J B Comber and the The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Cool LATESummer EARLY Fall

Common Name The Connate Bulbophyllum [refers to the lateral sepals being attached along their length]

Flower Size .28" [6.5 mm]

Found in northern Sumatra at elevations around 1525 to 1600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with ovate to oblong-ovate, the basal half adnate to the rhizome, apically recurved and grooved beneath pseudobulbs carrying a single, fleshy, narrowly lanceolate, broadest in apical half, acute, apiculate, covered in mintue black tubercles, which bear a tuft of black bristles, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on 2 to 3, erect, from below the pseudobulb, peduncle rather stout, covered by tubular sheaths, thickening towards the apex, 2.2 " [5.5 cm] long overall, single flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Sumatra J B Comber 2001 photo fide;