Bulbophyllum exiguum F. Mueller 1860 SECTION Uncifera Schlechter 1912

Plant and Flowers Photo by Mark Clements


Common Name The Insignificant Bullbophyllum - In Australia The Creeping Bulbophyllum - The Autumn Bulbophyllum - The Strand Orchid

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

A mininature sized, warm to cool growing epiphitic or lithophytic orchid found in Queensland and New South Wales occuring in rainforests and sclerophyll forests on trees and rocks at elevations up to 1000 meters with round, sulcate pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic to lanceolate or narrowly oval leaf that blooms in the summer through fall on a basal, 2" [5 cm] long, racemose, 2 to few flowered inflorescence with simultaneously opening flowers. This species requires hot temperatures, shady locations and ample water to grow well.

Synonyms Adelopetalum exiguum (F.Muell.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002; Dendrobium caleyi A.Cunn. 1836; Dendrobium exiguum F. Muell. 1866; Dendrobium pygmaeum A. Cunn. 1828; Phyllorchis exigua (F. Muell.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; The Orchids of New South Wales Rupp 1969; Orchid Monographs Vol 7 Vermeullen 1993 drawing ok; Australian Orchid Review Vol 66 No 6 2001 photo; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; Orchids of Australia Riley & Banks 2002; Australian Orchid Review Vol 68 No 2 2003 photo; Flora's Orchids Nash & La Croix 2005; Australian Orchid Review Vol 71 No 5 2006 photo; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Adelopetalum exiguum photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo ok;