Bulbophyllum triste Rchb. f. 1861 SECTION Lemniscata Pfitz 1889

Photo by Rogier Van Vugt and his P Base Orchid Photo Webpage


Plant and Flower

Photos by Oak and the Exotic Bulbophyllum Webpage

FragrancePart shadeWarm To CoolWinter THROUGHSummer

Common Name The Dark Bulbophyllum [refers the flower] - In China Qiu Jing Shi Dou Lan

Flower Size .2" [6 mm]

Found in south Yunnan province of China, the western Himalayas, India, Nepal, Sikkim, Myanmar and Thailand at elevations of 800 to 1800 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with close set, globose pseudobulbs that are smooth when young and become rugose with age and carrying 2 apical, linear to ellitic, tapering at both ends leaves and blooms in the winter through summer on an erect then arching, 3" [7.5 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with distant, lanceolate, acute sheaths and linear-lanceolate, acute floral bracts carrying fragrant flowers

Synonyms Bulbophyllum alopecurus Rchb.f. 1880; Bulbophyllum mackeeanum Guillaumin 1962; Bulbophyllum micranthum Hook.f. 1890; Phyllorkis alopecurus (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Phyllorchis tristis (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Refugium Botanicum Reichenbach 1872 drawing ok; Icones Plantarum Vol 21 Hooker 1890 as B micranthum drawing ok; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95 as Bulbophyllum alpecurum; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95 as Bulb micranthum; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 corrections drawing fide; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 #3 Orchid Genera in Thailand VIII Bulbophyllum Thou Seidenfaden 1979 drawing fide; Indian Orchids Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1979 drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 3 1985; Orchids of Northwest Himalaya Deva & Naithani 1986 drawing fide; Orchids of Kumaun Himalayas Pangtey, Samant and Rawat 1991; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombat 1992 photo good; Orchids of Nagaland Deorani & Naithani 1995 drawing good; Orchids Of India II Biodiversity & Status of Bulbophyllum Thou Augustine & Kumar 2001; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; A Field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo OK; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo ok; 100 Sikkim Himalayan Orchids Pradhan 2005 photo fide; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; A Compendium of Miniature Orchid Species Gerritsen and Parsons 2013 photo fide; Wild Orchids of Myanmar Nyan Tun Taunggyi 2014 photo fide; LANKESTERIANA 15(1): 750. Jeewan Singh Jalal & J. Jayanthi 2015;