Bulbophyllum exiguum F. Mueller 1860 SECTION Uncifera

Plant and Flowers

Photo by Mark Clements


Common Name The Insignificant Bullbophyllum - In Australia The Creeping Bulbophyllum - The Autumn Bulbophyllum - The Strand Orchid

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Queensland and New South Wales occuring in rainforests and sclerophyll forests on trees and rocks at elevations up to 1000 meters as a mininature sized, warm to cool growing epiphitic or lithophytic orchid with round, sulcate pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic to lanceolate or narrowly oval leaf that blooms in the summer through fall on a basal, 2" [5 cm] long, racemose, 2 to few flowered inflorescence with simultaneously opening flowers. This species requires hot temperatures, shady locations and ample water to grow well.

Synonyms Adelopetalum exiguum (F.Muell.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002; Dendrobium caleyi A.Cunn. 1836; Dendrobium exiguum F. Muell. 1866; Dendrobium pygmaeum A. Cunn. 1828; Phyllorchis exigua (F. Muell.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; The Orchids of New South Wales Rupp 1969; Orchid Monographs Vol 7 Vermeullen 1993 drawing ok; Australian Orchid Review Vol 66 No 6 2001 photo; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; Orchids of Australia Riley & Banks 2002; Australian Orchid Review Vol 68 No 2 2003 photo; Flora's Orchids Nash & La Croix 2005; Australian Orchid Review Vol 71 No 5 2006 photo; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Adelopetalum exiguum photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo ok;