Bulbophyllum capitatum (Blume) Lindl. 1830 SECTION Desmosanthes [Bl.] J.J. Sm. 1933


Plant and Inflorescence

Photos by Dian Rahardjo and Dikara Orchids Flickr Orchid Website

Common Name The Head-Shaped Bulbophyllum [refers to the shape of the Inflorescence]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found only in Java in forests at elevations of 1000 to 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm] between each laterally flattened, ovate-oblong pseudobulb carrying long-ovate, acute, tough, dark green, petiolate base leaves that blooms on an arising from the rhizome, short to 1.6" [4 cm], 9 or more flowered inflorescence carrying the flowers in a loose corymb.

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so please use with caution.

Synonyms *Diphyes capitata Blume 1825; Phyllorkis capitata (Blume) Kuntze 1891; Phyllorkis diphyes Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Smith 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing good; Orchids of Java Comber 1990; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994;Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood Beaman etal 2001; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015;