Bulbophyllum petiolatum J.J.Sm. 1910 SECTION Stachysanthes (Bl.) J.J. Verm. & P. O’Byrne 2008

Plant and Flowers

Photos by © J B Comber and The Swiss orchid foundaqtion at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shadeCool Summer

Common Name The Petiolate Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .44" [1.1 cm]

Found in western Java at elevations around 1000 to 1500 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a branching rhizome with 2" [5 cm] between each, oblong-lanceolate, abruptly contracted into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, from the rhizome, 3 to 6.4" [7.5 to 16 cm] long, to 30 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Java Comber 1990;