Bulbophyllum dhaninivatii Seidenf. 1965 SECTION Lemniscata Pfitz 1889

Photo by Eric Hunt


Common Name Dhaninivatt's Bulbophyllum [Prince of Thailand botanical enthusiast 1900's]

Flower Size 1/4" [6 cm]

Not checked by Garay

Endemic to Thailand at elevations around 1100 to 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte that has clustered, globular to subconical to depressed, multiangular, glossy green pseudobulbs carrying 2, deciduous, lanceolate leaves that develop in the summer and fall off before the plant blooms in the fall to winter on a basal, very short peduncle, rachis to .8" [2 cm] long, densely 20 to 30 flowered inflorescence with floral bracts that are slightly longer than the pedicel and ovary.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 #3 Orchid Genera in Thailand VIII Bulbophyllum Thou Seidenfaden 1979 drawing fide; A Compendium of Miniature Orchid Species Gerritsen and Parsons 2013 photo fide