Bulbophyllum longibracteatum Seidenf. 1979 SECTION Racemosae Benth & Hkr 1883

Flower Closeup

Plant and Inflorescence

Photos by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Long Bracteate Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Thailand and Laos at elevations around 400 to 1600 meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with close set to 2 1/4" to 3 1/.8" [6 to 8 cm] distant, conical pseudobulbs carrying a single apical, erect leaf that blooms in the fall on a pendulous, 7 to 10" [17.5 to 25 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence that is completely covered by 3 to 4 large, inflated bracts and has longer than the ovary and pedicel floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 #3 Orchid Genera in Thailand VIII Bulbophyllum Thou Seidenfaden 1979 drawing fide; /photo fide;