Bulbophyllum crassipes Hook. f. 1890 SECTION Racemosae Benth & Hkr 1883

Another Inflorescence

Photos by David Jubineau Copyright , and his Bulbophyllum page

Flower Closeup

Photo by Art Vogel

Flower Closeup

Photos by Bob Fallon Copyright , and the Dr Leslie Garay Archives

Part shadeCool Spring

Common Name The Thick Spured Bulbophyllum - In China Duan Er Shi Dou Lan

Flower Size 1/4" [6 mm]

Found in Assam, eastern Himalayas, Bhutan, India, Andaman Islands, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam in evergreen broad leaved forests on tree trunks at elevations of 1100 to 1200 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with conical, smooth pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical oblong, obtuse, or shortly mucronate, petiolate and thickly coriaceous leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, 6 to 8" [15 to 20 cm] long inflorescence enveloped with oblong floral bracts and many sour smelling flowers held next to the pseudobulb, needing partial shade and regular waterings.

Very similar to B careyanum but differs in the small stelidia on the column that point forward and the broad "U" shape of the labellum.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum careyanum var. crassipes (Hook.f.) Pradhan 1979; Phyllorchis crassipes [HKR.f] Kuntze 1891

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