Bulbophyllum pentaneurum Seidenf. 1979 SECTION Macrocaulia (Bl.) Aver 1994

Plant and Flower

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TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Seidenfaden

Common Name The 5 Nerved Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Thailand at elevations arouind 800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with close set, cylindric, adnate to and enveloping the rhizome pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, ovate to linear-ovate, obtuse leaf that blooms in the spring on a 1.2 to 1.8" [3 to 4.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence

CAUTION!!!! Although the flower matches Seidenfaden's treatment almost exactly the leaves are not even close, so please use with caution. Seidenfaden's drawing is absolutely correct!


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1961 as B tristriatum drawing fide; *Orchid Genera in Thailand VIII Bulbophyllum Thou. Seidenfaden 1979 drawing fide