Bulbophyllum longibracteatum Seidenf. 1979 SECTION Racemosae Benth & Hkr.f 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;