Bulbophyllum crassifolium Thwaites ex Trimen 1885 SECTION Trias [Lindl.] J J Verm, Schuit & de Vogel 2014

Plant and Flower Photos by Vincent Liefooghe and Univers OrchideesWebsite

Common Name The Thick Leaf Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .24 to .4" [.6 to 1 cm]

Found in Sri Lanka on tree trunks in damp evergreen forests at elevations of 200 to 500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with close set, small pseudobulbs carrying a single apical, erect, thick, persistent, elliptic leaf that blooms in the springon a 1.2" [3 cm] long, 1 to rarely 3 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Trias crassifolia (Thwaites ex Trimen) C.S.Kumar 1989

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon Dassanayake & Fosberg 1981 drawing fide; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb Chase & Ramussen 2014 as Trias crassifolia