Bulbophyllum cornu-cervi King 1895

SECTION Brachystachyae Benth. & Hook. f. 1883

Photo By Stig Dalstrom

TYPE Drawing

Drawing By Pantling and the Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Warm Summer

Common Name The Deer-Antlered Bulbophyllum [refers to the Column apex]

Flower Size 1/4" [6.25mm]

Found in Sikkim, Bhutan and the eastern Himalayas at elevations around 700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with minute, crowded, globular pseudobulbs carrying a single, apcial, coriaceous, sessile to shortly petiolate, obovate-elliptic, rounded and entire apically leaf that blooms in the summer on a slender, erect, twice as long as the leaves or longer, 1.64" to 2.8" [4.1 to 7 cm] long ovarall, slightly decurved, laxly several flowered inflorescence with ovate, acute, shorter than the ovary floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide; Indian Orchids Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001; The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; A Century of New Orchid Records in Bhutan Royal Government of Bhutan 2017 drawing/photo fide;