Bulbophyllum leptanthum Hook.f. 1890 SECTION Desmosanthes [Bl.] J.J. Sm. 1933

By R Pantling and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shadeWarm Summer

Common Name The Narrow Flowered Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .3" [8 mm]

Found in Sikkim and the eastern Himalayas at elevations around 900 to 1500 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with 1.5" [4 cm] between each cylindric pseudobulb and carrying a single, apical, narrowly oblong, blunt and slightly notched apically, slightly narrowed into the sessile to sub sessile base leaf that blooms in the summer arising from the rhizome near the pseudobulb base, sometimes longer and sometimes shorter than the pseudobulb, 1 to 1.5" [2.5 to 3.7 cm] long, erect, slender, umbellate, 3 to 5 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate as long as the ovary floral bract

Synonyms Phyllorkis leptantha (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones 21 Hooker drawing ok; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide; Indian Orchids Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001

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