Bulbophyllum evrardii Gagnep. 1930 SECTION Desmosanthes [Bl.] J.J. Sm. 1933

Drawing by Seidenfaden

Part shade Cool

Common Name Evrard's Bulbophyllum [French original collector of type 1900's]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Vietnam and Cambodia as a miniature sized cool growing epiphyticorchid with a branching rhizome, well spaced [2"], fusiform pseudobulbs and a single apical, elliptic leaf that blooms on a 2 1/2" [1.25 cm] long inflorescence arising from the woody rhizome with an apical umbel of flowers held just above the rhizome.

This species is very similar to B protractum but differs in the broader petals and the generally stouter plant.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Genera of Thailand Vol VIII Bulbopyllum Thou. Seidenfaden 1979 drawing fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994;