Bulbophyllum ovatolanceatum J.J.Sm. 1928 SECTION Desmosanthes [Bl.] J.J. Sm. 1933

TYPE drawing by J J Smith and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Cool

Common Name Ovate-Lanceolate Bulbophyllum [refers to the leaf]

Flower Size .64" [1.6 cm] long

Found in western Sumatra at elevations around 1900 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a long thin, pendulous, curved, often branching rhizome with .6 to 2" [1.5 to 5 cm] between each, cylindrical, at an acute angle to the rhizome, obtuse, fleshy pseudobulb carrying a single apical, erect,narrowly ovate-lanceolate, very shortly acute, gradually narrowing towards the apex leaf that blooms on a basal, very short, peduncle adpressed to the rhizome and covered with scurfy spots, 2 flowered inflorescence


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