Bulbophyllum atratum J.J.Sm. 1917 SECTION Hirtula Ridley 1908

Inflorescence Photos by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Warm cool

Common Name The Flat Black Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo in forests at elevations around 1000 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool cold growing epiphyte with clustered, ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single elliptic to ovate, obtuse, petiolate base leaf that blooms on an pendulous, elongate, rachis 2.8 to 6.6" [9.5 to 16.5 cm] long, swollen, approx. cylindrical, tapering at both ends, 14 to 20" [35 to 50 cm] long overall, densely 8 to 40 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photos/drawing fide;

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