Bulbophyllum tremulum Wight 1844-53 SECTION Lupulina Photo by Antoine Lelirzin and courtesy of R Hromniack and Sieder and their Bulbophyllum, A to Z Webpage


Common Name The Tremulous Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found as a unifoliate, hot to cool growing epiphyte in India at elevations around 1000 meters with small pseudobulbs and a single, apical, ovate leaf where it blooms on a basal, 8" [20 cm] long, often more than one, few to several [6 to 10] flowered inflorescence that holds the pubescent flowers above the leaves. This species requires ample moisture, partial shade and good air circulation.

This species and B saltatorium are quite similar, but the main differentiation is the elliptic-ovate, ciliate petals of this species versus the linear, glabrous petals of B saltatorium

Synonyms Phyllorchis tremula (Wight) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Nilgiris Joseph 1987 drawing good; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007