Bulbophyllum romburghii J.J.Sm. 1907 SECTION Desmosanthes [Bl.] J.J. Sm. 1933


Plant and Inflorescence in situ Sumatra Photos by Leicneagra and The Wild Orchids of SumatraWebsite

Full shade Summer

Common Name Romburgh's Bulbophyllum [German original collector of species late 1800's early 1900's]

Flower Size .32" [8 mm] long

Found in western Sumatra and Borneo at unknown elevations as a mini-miniature to miniature sized epiphyte with close set, ovate, quadrangular, with rounded angles, shiny, yellowish green pseudobulbs carrying a single apical, erect, shiny green above, dull green beneath, lanceolate, acute, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early summer on a more or less erect, basal, peduncle thin, terete, whitish green, to 1.4" [3.5 cm] long, with a tubular basal sheath, rachis .08" [2 mm] long, many flowered inflorescence with sublate, acute, whitish spotted brown floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Sumatra J B Comber 2001,