Bulbophyllum tristriatum Carr 1930 SECTION Macrocaulia (Bl.) Aver 1994

Plant and flowers

Photos by Peter O'Byrne Copyright and the Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Part shade Warm Fall

Common Name The Three Lined Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in Thailand, penninsular Malaysia and Borneo at elevations around 800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with small, globose-ovoid, apically offset so as the leaf arises at an angle to the apex and carrying a sinle, elliptic to elliptic-oblong, rounded, basally twisted, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, from the rhizome, with a inflated, bract below the middle, 6" [15 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a tubular, acute floral bract.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum belliae J.J.Verm. & A.L.Lamb 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1961 not = B pentaneurum drawing fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 1 2008 as B belliae drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 as B belliae drawing/photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 as B belliae photo/drawing fide