Bulbophyllum korinchense Ridl. 1917 SECTION Stachysanthes (Bl.) J.J. Verm. & P. O’Byrne 2008

Photo by © Peter O'Byrne and the The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Warm Cold

Common Name The Mt Kerinci Bulbophyllum [A mountain in Sumatra]

Flower Size .32" [8 mm]

Found in western Sumatra at elevations of 600 to 2400 meters meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with not visible pseudobulbs carrying a single, tough, oblanceolate, obtuse, widest in apical 1/3, gradually narrowing below into the 2 to 5.2" [5 to 13 cm] long, petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect, basal, peduncle 3 tubular, spaced bracts, 4.8" [12 cm] long, rachis 8.8" [22 cm] long, 12 to 15.2" [30 to 38 cm] long overall, many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, as long as or slightly longer than the pedicel floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Sumatra J B Comber 2001;