Bulbophyllum phaeanthum Schltr. 1911 SECTION Sestochilus [Breda]Benth & Hkr.f 1883

Plant and Flower

Photos by Leicneagra and The Wild Orchids of Sumatra Website

Full shade Cool

Common Name The ? Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .72" [1.8 cm] long

Found in western Sumatra at elevations around 1300 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a long, terete rhizome with .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] between each oblong, mostly terete, but narrowing towards the apex rugose with age pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, oblong to strap shaped, unequally biolobed apically, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a more or less erect, arising from rhizomes near the base of the pseudobulbs, peduncle with 4 to 6, basal, ovate, apiculate sheaths, 2.4" [6 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence


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