Bulbophyllum crassulifolium (A. Cunn.) Rupp 1937 SECTION Oxysepala Bentham & J D Hook.f. 1883

Photo by Richard Korber

Common Name The Thick-Leafed Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1/8" to 3/16" [4 to 5 mm]

Found as a rare, mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte high in trees in Australia from southeastern New South Wales to southeastern Queensland at elevations of 900 to 1500 meters with small cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, elliptic, acute leaf and blooms on an erect, short inflorescence with single flowers occuring in the spring.

It is best mounted on treefern and cork and grown in semi-shade with humid and cool year round conditions.

Sometimes cited as a synonym of Bulbophyllum shepherdii.

Synonyms *Dendrobium crassulifolium A. Cunn. 1839;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of New South Wales Rupp 1969; A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon Dassanayake & Fosberg 1981 drawing fide; Orchid Genera Of Thailand Vol VIII Bulbophyllum Thou. Seidenfadden 1990; Miniature Orchids McQueen 1992;