Bulbophyllum peninsulare Seidenf 1979 SECTION Racemosae Benth & Hkr 1883

Flower Closeup


Photos by Manorot Tangsaveepha and his Butterfly and Orchids Website

Common Name The Peninsula Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1/2" [1.2 cm]

Found only in Thailand on trees in hilly evergreen forests at elevations around 300 to 500 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome and 1.6 to 3.2" [4 to 8 cm] between each, conical, tall pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, lanceolate leaf that blooms in the fall on a basal, arcuate, 2" [5 cm] long, densly many flowered, racemose inflorescence arising on a newly mature pseudobulb with the flowers held at the apex near mid-leaf.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 #3 Orchid Genera in Thailand VIII Bulbophyllum Thou Seidenfaden 1979 drawing fide/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 52 No 6 1983 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo good; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 9 2012 photo ok