Bulbophyllum concinnum Hook.f. 1890 SECTION Desmosanthes [Bl.] J.J. Sm. 1933

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TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Hooker

Common Name The Elegant Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1/6" [4.5mm]

Found in the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Borneo, India and Singapore in heath and podosol forests at elevations around sealevel to 1280 meters in the lowlands on mangroves as a miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte requiring light shade and high humidity. It has garlic shaped pseudobulbs with a single, apical, oblanceolate, tapered below to a petiole leaf blooms in the fall on a 2 3/4" [7 cm] long inflorescence with several [8] flowers held in an umbel beneath the leaf.

CAUTION!!!Not to be confused with Cirrhopetalum concinnum Hkr. 1890 which is a synonym of Bulbophyllum trigonopus (Rchb.f.) P.T.Ong 2017

Synonyms Bulbophyllum flavorubellum Verm & O'Byrne 2003; Phyllorkis concinna (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Plantarum Vol 21 Hooker 1891 drawing ok; Flora of Malaya Holttum Vol 1 Orchids 1953; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1961 drawing not = B ovatum; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 #3 Orchid Genera in Thailand VIII Bulbophyllum Thou Seidenfaden 1979 drawing fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Woods 1992 drawing ok; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombat 1992 photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994 Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001 as Cirrhopetalum concinnum; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2001; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood Beaman etal 2001; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo not = B corolliferum; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo?; Gard. Bull. Singapore 55: 128 J J Verm & P O'Byrne 2003 as B flavorubellum drawing fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo not = B corolliferum; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photos/drawing fide;