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

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

Full shade Warm Cool Summer

Common Name The Narrow Flowered Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .3" [8 mm]

Found in Sikkim, Bhutan and the eastern Himalayas at elevations around 900 to 1500 meters as a small sized, warm to cool 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 a 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; A Century of New Orchid Records in Bhutan Royal Government of Bhutan 2017 drawing/photo fide;

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