Bulbophyllum inconspicuum Maxim. 1887

Plant and Flower

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Part shadeCoolCold

Common Name The Inconspicuous Bulbophyllum - In Japan - Mugi-ran

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Japan, the Ryukyus and Korea as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with distant, ovoid, small pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, fleshy, oblong-elliptic to elliptic-oblanceolate, often caniculate, obtuse to rounded, tapering to a short, petiolate base leaf and blooms on a short, basal, to .4" [1 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence that is held close to the pseudobulb and below the leaves.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Southern Ryukyu Islands Garay & Sweet 1974