Bulbophyllum triflorum (Breda) Blume 1859 SECTION Desmosanthes [Bl.] J.J. Sm. 1933

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Plant and flowers

Photos by Håkan Hallander ©

deep shadeWarmWinter

Common Name The Three Flowered Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1/8" [3 mm]

Found from Sumatra to western Java at elevations below 1650 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a long-creeping rhizome with well spaced, long-ovate, curved pseudobulbs carrying a single apical, erect, lanceolate, acute to obtuse, shortly apiculate, tough, shortly petiolate below into the base leaf that blooms in the winter on a .6 to 1.6" [1.5 to 4.5 cm] long, 3 to 6 flowered inflorescence arising from anywhere on the rhizome and having 3, imbricate sheaths.

Synonyms *Odontostyles triflora Breda 1827; Phyllorchis triflora (Breda) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo hmm long inflorescence 5 flowered?; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2002 photo fide