Bulbophyllum piluliferum King & Pantl. 1895 SECTION Brachystachyae Benth. & Hook. f. 1883

Plant and Inflorescence

Photos by Trustworthy Dove and The Science Net CN Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by King & Pantling

Part Shade Hot Spring

Common Name The Pill Carrying Bulbophyllum [refers to the small pseudobulbs]

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

Found in Sikkim at elevations around 300 to 330 meters as a mini- miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with chains of globose to depressed globose pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, fleshy, linear-oblong, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, basal, slender, shorter than the leaf, to 2.4" [6 cm] long, semi-globose capitulum.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913; Indian Orchids Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002