Bulbophyllum siamense Rchb.f 1867 SECTION Sestochilus [Breda]Benth & Hkr.f 1883

Photos courtesy of Bob Fallon Copyright , and the Dr Leslie Garay Archives

Common Name The Thailand Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Related to B lobbii and having a similar culture they differ in having shorter, thicker sepals and straighter, non twisted petals. This species ranges from Assam to Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and pennisular Malaysia through Indonesia as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte that blooms in the spring and summer on a single flowered inflorescence with a fragrant flower.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Refugium Botanicum Reichenbach 1872 drawing fide; Orchids of Malaya Holttum 1953 as B lobbii; Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfadden and Wood 1992 as B lobbii; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombat 1992 as B lobbii var siamensis photo fide; Orchid Genera in Thailand Vol VIII Bulbiphyllum Thou. Seidenfaden 1990 as B. lobbii; Orchids of Borneo Vol 2 Vermeullen 1991; A Field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; Wild Orchids in Myanamar Vol 2 Tanaka 2004; Australian Orchid Review Vol 70 No 1 2005; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fidew; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing ok; Wild Orchids of Myanmar Nyan Tun Taunggyi 2014 photo fide; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 B lobbii ssp siamense photo/drawing fide