Bulbophyllum romburghii J.J.Sm. 1907 SECTION Desmosanthes [Bl.] J.J. Sm. 1933


Plant and Inflorescence in situ Sumatra

Photos by Leicneagra and The Wild Orchids of SumatraWebsite

Full shade Hot Cool Summer

Common Name Romburgh's Bulbophyllum [German original collector of species late 1800's early 1900's]

Flower Size .32" [8 mm] long

Found in western Sumatra and Borneo in rather low and open ridge forests and riverine forests at elevations of 400 to 1300 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with close set, ovate, quadrangular, with rounded angles, shiny, yellowish green pseudobulbs carrying a single apical, erect, shiny green above, dull green beneath, lanceolate, acute, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early summer on a more or less erect, basal, peduncle thin, terete, whitish green, to 1.4" [3.5 cm] long, with a tubular basal sheath, rachis .08" [2 mm] long, many flowered inflorescence with sublate, acute, whitish spotted brown floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo J J Wood & P J Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra J B Comber 2001,