Bulbophyllum lemniscatum Par.ex Hook.f. 1872 SECTION Lemniscata Pfitz 1889

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Full shadeHotFall andWinter

Common Name The Tape Decorated Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1/10" [2.5 mm]

Not checked by Garay

Found in Thailand and Myanmar as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte at elevations around 400 meters that has close set, globose, rough pseudobulbs carrying 3, deciduous, lanceolate leaves that fall off at blooming which occurs in the fall and winter on a basal, arising on a mature often leafless pseudobulb, erect, 4 2/5" to 6" [11 to 15 cm] long inflorescence, having 2 ovate bracts, with an apical cluster of many small flowers.

This species does well mounted on cork or tree fern.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum lemniscatum var tumidum Par & Rchb.f 1874; Phyllorchis lemniscatum [Par ex Hkr.] Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1961 drawing not = B tripalaeum; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 corrections photo fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 #3 Orchid Genera in Thailand VIII Bulbophyllum Thou Seidenfaden 1979 drawing fide; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombat 1992 photo fide; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; AOS Bulletin Vol 69 No 2 2000 photo; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; Australian Orchid Review Vol 68 No 5 2003 photo; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo good; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #5 2019 photo fide;