Bulbophyllum farinulentum J.J.Sm. 1920 SECTION Altisceptrum J J Smith 1914


Plant & Flowers

Photos by Manorot Tangsaveepha Copyright , and the Butterfly and Orchids Photo Gallery

Fragrance Deep Shade Warm Cold springTHROUGH fall

Common Name The Floury Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .6" [1.6 cm]

Found in Thailand, Malaysia, Borneo and Sumatra in mixed, montane, mossy forests at elevations of 900 to 2500 meters as a small to just medium sized, warm to cold growing epiphtye or terrestrial in moss cushions with globose pseudobulbs carrying lanceolate-oblong, obtuse, tough, narrowing below into the elongate channeled petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring through fall on a straight, many flowered, distant, 12" [30 cm] long, glabrous inflorescence with the often fragrant flowers facing in all directions

The variety densissimum [photo by A Schuiteman] has an inflorescence with 60 to 150 flowers instead of the 5 to 25 flowers of the type.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum densissimum Carr 1935; Bulbophyllum farinulentum subsp. densissimum (Carr) J.J.Verm. 2002; Bulbophyllum noeanum Kerr 1927;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1961 as B noeanum drawing fide; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 #3 Orchid Genera in Thailand VIII Bulbophyllum Thou Seidenfaden 1979 as B noeanum drawing fide; Orchids of Borneo Vol 2 Vermuellen 1991 Erroneously as B disjunctum; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; Gard. Bull. Singapore 54: 113 J J Verm. 2002 photo/drawing fide; Orchids of Borneo Vol 4 Wood 2003 Errata for Vol 2; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photos/drawing fide; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 as B farinulentum var densissimum;

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