Bulbophyllum truncatum J.J.Sm. 1913 SECTION Monanthaparva Ridl. 1896

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Photos by J B Comber and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Cold

Common Name The Truncate Bulbophyllum [refers to the petals]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Sumatra and Java at elevations around 2380 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a creeping and occsionally branching rhizome with .4 to 1.6" [1 to 4 cm] between each ovoid, pale green, shiny pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, narrowly lanceolate, acute leaf that blooms on a more or less erect, arising from the rhizomes, peduncle thin, to .36" [9 mm] long, single flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Java J B Comber 1990 photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra J B Comber 2001 photo fide, Gard. Bull. Singapore 60:115J.J.Verm. & P.O'Byrne 2008