Bulbophyllum petiolare Thwaites 1861 SECTION ? Drawing by M.D.Dassanayake & F.R.Fosberg and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the JanyRenz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cool

Common Name or Meaning The Petiolate Bulbophyllum [refers to the elongate, wiry petiole of the leaf]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Sri Lanka at elevations under 1300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with close-set, chain-like, horizontal elongated, pea shaped pseudobulbs basally encircled by sheaths that have melted away leaving hairs and carrying a single, apical, lanceolate, obtuse, elongate, wiry, petiolate base leaf that blooms on a 3" [7.5 cm] long, 4 to 5 flowered inflorescence carrying greenish orange flowers with a red lip.

Synonyms Phyllorkis petiolaris (Thwaites) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001;