Bulbophyllum lindleyanum Griff. 1851 SECTION Hirtula Ridley 1908

Flower Closeup

Photo by Eric Hunt

Part shadeWarmCoolWinter

Common Name Lindley's Bulbophyllum [English Botanist 1800's]

Flower Size 1/3" [.4 cm]

Found in India, Thailand and Myanmar as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with small, clustered, depressed ovoid to globose pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, oblong-lanceolate, acute leaf and blooms in the winter on a recurved, peduncle erect to patent, 2.4 to 7.6" [6 to 19 cm] long, provided with 6 bracts, rachis nodding, not thickened, 1.4 to 4" [3.5 to 10 cm] long, hispid with short hairs, 4.4 to 11.2" [11 to 28 cm] long overall, successively many, 9 to 25 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acuminate, longer than the ovary floral bracts and carries small, tomentose flowers.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum caesariatum Ridl.1924; Bulbophyllum ringens Rchb.f 1865; Phyllorchis lindleyanum [Grif.] Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1961 as B caesariatum; Botanisk Tidsskrift Bind 71 1-30 Contributions to the Orchid Flora of Thailand VII Seidenfaden 1976; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 #3 Orchid Genera in Thailand VIII Bulbophyllum Thou Seidenfaden 1979 drawing fide; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; A Field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; Gard. Bull. Singapore 54: 134 J J Verm. 2002 drawing/photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 69 No 5 2004 photo; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 73 #3 2009 photo fide; Bulbophyllum: the incomplete Guide From A to why? Bill Thoms 2009 photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb Chase & Ramussen 2014 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #1 2016 photo fide;