Bulbophyllum physometrum J.J.Verm., Suksathan & Watthana 2017 SECTION Physometra J.J.Vermeulen, Suksathan & Watthana


Plant and Flowers

Photos by Egon Krogsgaard

Full shade Cool Spring

Common Name The Dangling Earring Bulbophyllum [refers to a single flower in the inflorescence becoming a hollow seed-pod like growth that is actually a sterile flower]

Flower Size .08 to .12" [2 to 3 mm]

Found in Thailand as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with globose, lightly ribbed, squat pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical elliptic-lanceolate, obtuse leaves that blooms in the spring on a basal, thin, wiry, arching then pendent, 5 to 9 flowered inflorescnece.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Phytotaxa. 302(2); 174180 J.J.Verm., Suksathan & Watthana 2017 A new species and new section in Bulbophyllum (Orchidaceae; Epidendroideae; Malaxideae) photo/drawing fide; Botany 2017] Bulbophyllum physometrum sect. Physometra A New Species and New Section in Bulbophyllum (Orchidaceae; Epidendroideae; Malaxideae) from northern Thailand ---ScRaBBlE