Bulbophyllum longivagans Carr 1933 SECTION Desmosanthes [Bl.] J.J. Sm. 1933

Plant and Flowers in situ Sumatra

Photos by J B Comber and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Cool Winter

Common Name The Long Sheathed Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in northern Sumatra in lichen rich evergreen forests at elevations around 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a long creeping, rather thin, branchiong rhizome with 2 to 4" [5 to 10 cm] between each broadly ovoid, olive green pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, oblong to ovate, thick, fleshy, obtuse, shortly bilobed apically, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect, from the nodes of the rhizome, very short, to 4 flowered inflorescence covered by loose tubular sheaths.


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