Bulbophyllum ovatum Seidenf. 1979 SECTION Desmosanthes [Bl.] J.J. Sm. 1933

Photo by Anon

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Seidenfaden

Common Name The Egg-Shaped Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1/4" [5 mm]

Found only in Thailand as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with 1 1/4" to 1 5/8" [3 to 4 cm] spacing between each, conical pseudobulb carrying a single apical, lanceolate-ovate, apically triangular obtuse, not retuse leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, basal, 1.2" [3 cm] tall, close set, 3 to 6 flowered inflorescence.

Seidenfaden states that the flowers are whitish yellow with the tips of the sepals and lip are orange.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Thailand Smitnand and Seidenfaden 1961 as B concinnum drawing fide; * Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 #3 Orchid Genera in Thailand VIII Bulbophyllum Thou Seidenfaden 1979 drawing fide; Phytotaxa 369 (1) Averyanov etal 2018: New species of Bulbophyllum (Orchidaceae) photo/drawing fide;