Bulbophyllum sumatranum Garay, Hamer & Siegrist 1996 SECTION Sestochilus [Breda]Benth & Hkr.f 1883

Photos courtesy of Eric Hunt

Plant and Flowers

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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