Bulbophyllum protractum Hook.f. 1890 SECTION Desmosanthes [Bl.] J.J. Sm. 1933

Photo by John Varigos and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Full shade Hot Warm LATER SpringSummer

Common Name The Extended Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1/4" [6 mm]

Found in Assam, Sikkim, Burma, Thailand and Vietnam at elevations around 500 to 600 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with cylindrical then tapering apically pseudobulbs that are enveloped basally by a triangular sheath and carrying a single, apical, lanceolate, recurved, acute leaf that blooms in the later spring and summer on a basal, 3/4" long, several [3 to 5] flowered inflorescnece with the flowers in an apical cluster.

Synonyms Phyllorchis protracta (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Plantarum Vol 21 Hooker 1890 drawing ok; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing ok; Orchid Genera in Thailand VIII Bulbophyllum Thou. Seidenfadden 1979 drawing good; Indian Orchids Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing good; Orchids Of India II Biodiversity & Status of Bulbophyllum Thou Augustine & Kumar 2001; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photo/drawing fide

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