Bulbophyllum sessile [Koen.]J.J.Sm. 1905 SECTION Oxysepalum Photo by Dale and Deni Borders

Another Color Form Photo courtesy of Andy's Orchids, Copyright 2002 All rights reserved

Part shadeCoolWarmSummer TO Fall

Common Name The Close Sitting Bulbophyllum [refers to the flowers]

Flower Size 1/4" [.6 cm]

Found in Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Burma, Malaysia, Sulawesi, the Molouccas, Sumatra, Borneo, New Guinea, Java, the Philippines and Fiji in evergreen lowland forests on terminal branches and twigs in the upper canopy at elevations around 1000 meters as a cool to warm growing epiphyte on trees in open forest with a long fractiflex rhizome that has far spaced psuedobulbs with a very very short, erect, inflorescence carrying single flowers arisding along and held close to the rhizome in between the psuedobulbs occuring in the summer and fall.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum bolovense Guill. 1957; Bulbophyllum clandestinum Lindl. 1841; Bulbophyllum myrianthum Schlechter 1911; Bulbophyllum ovalifolium [Wight]Parish 1883; Bulbophyllum sparsifolium Schltr. 1913; Bulbophyllum trisetorum Griff 1851; *Epidendrum sessile Koen 1791; Oxysepala ovalifolia Wight 1852; Phyllorchis sessile [Koen]Kze. 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95 as B clandestinum; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1961 photo fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 corrections; The Orchids of Papua New Guinea An Introduction Millar 1978 photo fide; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 #3 Orchid Genera in Thailand VIII Bulbophyllum Thou Seidenfaden 1979 drawing good to second photo ok to first; Die Orchideen lieferung 13 753 - 816 Bulbophyllinae 1983 drawing/photo; Orchids of Malaysia Teo 1985; Orchid Genera in Thailand Seidenfaden 1990; Orchids of Java Comber 1990; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 drawing fide; Orchdis of Borneo Vol 2 Vermuellen 1991; Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992; Orchids of Malaya Segerback 1992; Plants of Mt Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Lowland Orchids of of Papua New Guinea Peter O'Byrne 1994 drawing/photo fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Orchids of Papua and New Guinea Millar 1999 photo good; Bulbophyllums and their Allies Seigerist 2001; A Field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002 as B clandestinum; Slipper Orchids of Vietnam Averyanov, Cribb, Loc & Hiep 2003; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003 as B clandestinum; Wild Orchids of the Cameron Highlands REACH 2009 photo fide;