Bulbophyllum macrocoleum Seidenf. 1979 SECTION Racemoseae

Plant and Flower Photos by Manorot Tangsaveepha and hisButterfly and Orchids Website

Inflorescence lax Photo by Art Vogel

Inflorescence dense Photos courtesy of Bob Fallon Copyright , and the Dr Leslie Garay Archives

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Common Name The Large Column Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1/5" [5 mm]

This species is a miniature sized, hot to cool epiphyte from Vietnam and Thailand at elevations of 300 to 1400 meters and has a stout rhizome with 1 1/8" to 2 1/4" [3 to 6 cm] spacing between each, conical pseudobulb carrying a thick, single, apical, minutely retuse apically leaf all which blooms in the late winter on a basal, erect to lateral, to 9 1/2" [to 24 cm] long, densely flowered, racemose inflorescence enveloped basally by 4 to 5 sheaths and carries many flowers.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchid Genera in Thailand Vol VIII Bulbophyllum Thou. Seidenfaden 1979 drawing/photo fide; A Field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo good; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007

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