Bulbophyllum croceum Lindl. 1830 SECTION Desmosanthes [Bl.] J.J. Sm. 1933

Flower Closeup

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

Part sunWarmTo CoolSpring

Common Name The Saffron Yellow Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in Java at elevations of 1350 to 2000 meters often found low-climbing in light scrub or scrambling across sphagnum moss patches in bright conditions as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or terrestrial with an elongate woody rhizome with 2 to 4" [5 to 10 cm] between each conical, terete pseudobulbs carrying a single, thick, elliptic, acute, narrowing below into a short petiolate base leaf that blooms on a basal, 4" [10 cm] tall umbellate inflorescence with lanceolate, cuspidate floral bracts and carrying 8 to 10 flowers.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum medusella Ridl. 1917; Diphyes crocea Blume 1825; Phyllorchis crocea (Blume) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2002 photo close