Bulbophyllum leptosepalum Hook.f. 1890 SECTION Stachysanthes (Bl.) J.J. Verm. & P. O’Byrne 2008

Plant and Flowers

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

Part Shade Hot Warm LATER Summer

Common Name The Narrow Sepaled Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in penninsular Malaysia in lowlands and hill forests as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with close set, small pseudobulbs enveloped completely by imbricating, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later summer on a basal, erect, to 4" [10 cm] long, several to 16 flowered inflorescence with floral bracts that are twice as long as the pedicels.

Synonyms Phyllorkis leptosepala (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones 21 Hooker 1890 drawing fide; Flora of Malaysia Vol 1 Holttum 1957; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide