Bulbophyllum sumatranum Garay, Hamer & Siegrist 1996 SECTION Sestochilus [Breda] Benth & Hkr.f 1883 Photos courtesy of Eric Hunt and his Orchid Photos Website

Plant and Flowers Photo courtesy of David Jubineau and His Bulbophyllum Pages Copyright


Common Name The Sumatran Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

Found in Thailand, penninsular Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo in montane forests at elevations of 900 to 1500 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with 1.4 to 2.4" [3.5 to 6 cm] between each pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic, petioalte base leaf that blooms on a single flowered inflorescence.

This species requires shade, good drainage and high humidity.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum lobbii subsp breviflorum [J. J. Sm.] Mangal 2015; Bulbophyllum lobbii var brevifolum J. J. Sm. 1908

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Borneo Vol 2 Vermeullen 1991 drawing fide; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 4 2003 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 8 2003 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 2 2004 Photo fide; The World's Most Beautiful Orchids Allikas & Nash 2005 photo fide; Bulbophyllum: Orchid Digest Vol 73 #3 2009 photo fide; the incomplete Guide From A to why? Bill Thoms 2009 photo fide; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 as B lobbii var breviflorum photo/drawing fide