Bulbophyllum smitinandii Seidenf. & Thorut 1996 SECTION Sestochilus [Breda]Benth & Hkr.f 1883

Side View Of Flower

Photo by Eric Hunt


Common Name Smitinand's Bulbophyllum [Thai Orchid Enthusiast 1900's] - In Thailand Singto Achan Tem

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Thailand and Vietnam as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte that blooms in the spring on a basal, single flowered inflorescence.

"Bulbophyllum smitinandii belongs to the group of closely related species of B. lobbii Lindl. complex including Bulbophyllum coweniorum from Laos and Vietnam, B. microglossum Ridl. (found in Thailand, Malacca Peninsula, Kalimantan) and B. orectopetalum Garay, Hamer et Siegerist (Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos)." Tuan and Averyanov 2017


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Australian Orchid Review Vol 70 No 1 2005; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005; Orchid Digest Vol 73 #3 2009 photo fide; Bulbophyllum: the incomplete Guide From A to why? Bill Thoms 2009 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 82 #2 2018 Photo fide