Bulbophyllum sicyobulbon Parish & Rchb. f. 1874 SECTION Racemosae Benth & Hkr 1883

Photo by Art Vogel


Photo courtesy of Camp-Lota-Noise Orchids

Part shadeCool

Common Name

Flower Size 1/4" [6 mm]

A small sized, rambling species found in Myanmar, Malaysia and Thailand at elevations around 1400 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a 2" to 3" spread between each conical to round pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, thick, leathery leaf and blooms on a stout, basal, arising from a mature pseudobulb, 2 1/4" long, erect then lateral to arcuate, densely many flowered, racemose inflorescence holding the many tiny flowers very closely together and more to the apex which droops, appearing somewhat like a floating elongated cluster of grapes on a short stem.

Similar to B careyanum but differs in the larger pseudobulb, orange yellow flowers with narrower bracts and subserrulate petals.

Synonyms Phyllorchis sicyobulbon (Parish & Rchb. f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1961 not = B orientale; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 #3 Orchid Genera in Thailand VIII Bulbophyllum Thou Seidenfaden 1979 drawing fide; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2001; Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfadden and Wood 1992 Drawing/photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo ok; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos ok