Porpax gigantea Deori 1975 published 1976

Flower from the side Photos by V Monkuviene plant grown by Gustina Leipute

Plant Photo by Jonnie Ericksson

Another Flower - differnet petals?

Plant and Flowers Photos by David Jubineau and His Bulbophyllum Pages Copyright

Another Flower

Another Angle Photos by Manorot Tangsaveepha Copyright , and the Butterfly and Orchids Photo Gallery

Drawing Drawing by Seidenfaden

Common Name The Giant Porpax

Flower Size

Found in Assam, Myanmar, Thailand and Malaysia in deep mossy forests on limestone at elevations around 1000 to 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with flattened globose pseudobulbs carring 2, broadly ovate to orbicular, obtuse leaves that blooms in the summer on sessile, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Porpax fibuliformis var. gigantea (Deori) Debta & H.J.Chowdhery 2010

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Botanisk Tiddskrft Bind 72 1-14 Contributions to the Orchid Flora of Thailand VIII Seidenfaden 1977 drawing good; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007