Bulbophyllum intricatum Seidenf. 1979 SECTION Racemosae Benth & Hkr 1883

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Photo/Drawing by Seidenfaden

Another Flower?


Photos by MR.TIPOL RUANGAKSORN and Exotic Bulbophyllum

Another Plant

Flower Closeup

Photos by Bob Fallon Copyright , and the Dr Leslie Garay Archives


Common Name The Intricate Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 2/5" [1 cm]

This species is endemic to Thailand at elevations of 550 to 1550 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with conical sheathed pseudobulbs, 1 1/4" to 2 1/4" [3.5 cm to 6 cm] apart on a woody rhizome carrying a single, apical, ellipic leaf that has a petiole below and blooms in the fall on an arcuate, 8" [20 cm] long densely many flowered inflorescence with small basal sheaths arising on a mature pseudobulb.

The photo and drawing by Seidenfaden are absolutely correct, the others much less so.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1961 as B chlorostachys drawing/fig 324 pg 433/photo pl 18 fide; * Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 #3 Orchid Genera in Thailand VIII Bulbophyllum Thou Seidenfaden 1979 drawing fide/photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo good;