Bulbophyllum xantanthum Schltr. 1911 SECTION Desmosanthes [Bl.] J.J. Sm. 1933 Drawing by and The E Floras Website

Full shade WarmCool

Common Name The Yellow Flowered Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in western Sumatra, Java and Bali in montane forests at elevations around 800 to 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte witha flexuous, terete, rhizome with 1.2" [3 cm] between each cylindrical, broader at the base, at an acute angle to the rhizome pseudopbulb carrying a single, apical, erect, lanceolate, abruptly narrowing to an acute apex, leaf that blooms on a very short, 3 to 5 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide;