Bulbophyllum macrocoleum Seidenf. 1979 SECTION Racemoseae

Plant and Flower

Photos by Manorot Tangsaveepha and his Butterfly and Orchids Website

Inflorescence lax

Photo by Art Vogel

Inflorescence dense

Photos by Bob Fallon Copyright , and the Dr Leslie Garay Archives


Common Name The Large Column Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1/5" [5 mm]

Found in Vietnam and Thailand at elevations of 300 to 1400 meters as a miniature sized, hot to cool epiphyte from and has a stout rhizome with 1 1/8" to 2 1/4" [3 to 6 cm] spacing between each, conical pseudobulb carrying a thick, single, apical, minutely retuse apically leaf all which blooms in the late winter on a basal, erect to lateral, to 9 1/2" [to 24 cm] long, densely flowered, racemose inflorescence enveloped basally by 4 to 5 sheaths and carries many flowers.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 as B sp pl 19 photo fide; * Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 #3 Orchid Genera in Thailand VIII Bulbophyllum Thou Seidenfaden 1979 drawing fide/photo fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; A Field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo good; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007