Bulbophyllum smithianum Schltr. 1911 SECTION Desmosanthes [Bl.] J.J. Sm. 1933

TYPE drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Warm Cool

Common Name Smith's Bulbophyllum [German Botanist late 1800's to early 1900's]

Flower Size

Found in western Sumatra at elevations around 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a thin rhizome with .32" [8 mm] between each, cylindrical, helda parrellel to the rhizome pseudobulb carrying a single apical, erect, thin but tough, linear-lanceolate, obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms from the nodes of the rhizome, peduncle thin, to .2" [5 mm], 3 to 4 flowered inflorescence with short, ovate floral bracts.

Close to B capitatum and B angustifloium but this one differs in the very narrow leaves, the non cuspidate sepals and the very diffferent leaves

Synonyms Bulbophyllum angustifolium var. parvum J.J.Sm. 1907; Bulbophyllum demissum Ridl. 1917

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Sumatra J B Comber 2001,