Bulbophyllum tryssum J.J.Verm. & A.L.Lamb 1994 SECTION Monanthaparva Ridl. 1896

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Full shade Hot Cool LATER Spring

Common Name The Small Lamina Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in Borneo on trunks and branches low to the forest floor at elevations of 400 to 1600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with .12 to .48" [.3 to 1.2 cm] between each, distinct, suberect, ellipsoid to globose, not angular pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic to ovate, acuminate, petiolate base leadf that blooms in the spring on a .28 to .68" [.7 to 1.7 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

"This species belongs to SECTION Monanthaparva Ridl. 1896. The general habitis similar to B. lordoglossum. Within this section itis well characterized by the long median ridge on the lip, which is flanked at the base by two knobs. The name refers to the delicate shape of this species: 'tryssos' (Greek): 'delicate'." Vermeulen & Lamb 1994


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Blumea 38: 347 J.J.Verm. & A.L.Lamb 1994 drawing fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo J J Wood & P J Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photos/drawing fide;