Bulbophyllum orectopetalum Garay, Hamer & Siegerist 1992 SECTION Sestochilus [Breda]Benth & Hkr.f 1883

Another Color Variation

Photos courtesy of Jo Levy Copyright , Leslie Garay Archives

Common Name The Projecting Petal Bulbophyllum [refers to the lower petals bend that presents the petals more forward]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Thailand, Myanmar and Cambodia as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte requiring light shade, and an open mix. Similar to Bulbophyllum lobbii but differs in it's small size, stretched out petals and small pink dots between the striping on all the floral segments. This species blooms in the spring on a single flowered inflorescence.

"B orectopetalum belongs to the group of closely related species of B. lobbii Lindl. complex including B. microglossum Ridl. (found in Thailand, Malacca Peninsula, Kalimantan), B. smitinandii Seidenf. et Thorut (Thailand, Vietnam) and Bulbophyllum coweniorum from Laos and Vietnam." Tuan and Averyanov 2017

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Malaya Holtum 1953; Orchid Genera in Thailand Vol VIII Bulbophyllum Thou. Seidenfaden 1990; Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfadden and Wood 1992; A Field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo good; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 70 No 1 2005; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo good; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Turczaninowia 16(4):26-46 NEW AND RARE ORCHIDS (ORCHIDACEAE) IN THE FLORA OF CAMBODIA AND LAOS Averyanov 2013 ; Orchid Digest Vol 78 #2 2014 photo fide;