Bulbophyllum tahanense Carr 1930 SECTION Rhinanthera J J Verm, Schuit. & de Vogel 2014

Photo by Paul Leong and The Biological Diversity Clearing House Mechanism Website


Drawing by Seidenfaden

Part Shade Warm Cool

Common Name The Tahana ? Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1/4" [.8 cm]

Found in Malaysia, in highland forests as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a branched, sheathed rhizome with obliquely conical, adpressed to the rhizome, apex upturned pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, oblong, sometimes equally bilobed, gradually narrowing below into the short petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect, overall to 6" [15 cm] long, rachis 1.2 to 2.8" [3 to 7 cm] long, dark brownish purple, to 10 flowered inflorescence with a few acute sheaths .


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; Orchids of Malaya Segerback 1992 photo good;