Bulbophyllum psychoon Rchb. f. 1878 Andy's Orchids, Copyright 2002 All rights reserved

Plant and Flower Photos courtesy of Dale and Deni Borders.


Common Name The Butterfly-Like Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 3/8" [.9 cm]

Found in Vietnam, India and China as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a creeping, much branching rhizome giving rise to close set, ovoid to conical, ribbed, dark green pseudobulbs carrying a single, erct, fleshy, flexible, thinly leathery, narrowly ovate, acute to obtuse, minutely punctate, and purple suffused beneath, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on an erect to suberect, sometimes reddish, laterally from the base, wiry, 3" [7.5 cm] long, to 8 flowered inflorescence arising on old and new pseudobulbs that has an apical cluster of simultaneously opening, fragrant [foul] flowers.

Synonyms Phyllorchis psychoon (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 5 2005 photo; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; A Compendium of Miniature Orchid Species Gerritsen and Parsons 2013 photo fide