Bulbophyllum microtepalum Rchb. f. 1864 SECTION Racemosae Benth & Hkr 1883


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

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Common Name The Small Tepaled Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1/5" [1 cm]

Found in Myanmar and Thailand at elevations aound 200 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with conical to ovoid, smooth pseudobulbs carrying a single, coriaceous, apical, lanceolate, obtuse, shortly petiolate leaf that blooms on a basal, 2" [5 cm] long, erect inflorescence with small basal distant, sheaths and an apical raceme of densely many flowers held at mid-leaf

Synonyms Phyllorchis microtepala (Rchb. f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 #3 Orchid Genera in Thailand VIII Bulbophyllum Thou Seidenfaden 1979 drawing ok;