Bulbophyllum pallidum Seidenf. 1979 SECTION Lemniscata Pfitz 1889


Photo by Grobraschener Orchids Website

Part shade Cool Winter

Common Name The Pale Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .12" [3mm] wide 1/2" [1.25 cm] long

Found in Thailand around 1500 to 1600 meters in elevation as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with glossy, globular, dark green pseudobulbs enveloped basally by a few scarious sheaths and carrying 2 apical, dark green, acute, deciduous leaves that blooms in the winter often after the leaves fall on a basal, arching, 6 to 7.2" [15 to 18 cm] long, 20 to 25 flowered inflorescence with acute, longer than the ovary floral bracts.

Not to be confused with the former Cirrhopetalum pallidum which is now B purpurescens of the section Elatae


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 #3 Orchid Genera in Thailand VIII Bulbophyllum Thou Seidenfaden 1979 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo good;