Bulbophyllum oblongum [Lindley] Rchb.f 1864 SECTION Trias [Lindl.] J J Verm, Schuit & de Vogel 2014

TYPE for the section Photo by Amos Tan and His Asiatic Green Orchid Website

Part shadeWarm to Cool Spring

Common Name The Oblong Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

This mini-miniature sized, cool to warm growing, epiphytic species is from Assam, India, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Thailand at moderate elevations and has angular pseudobulbs and a single, apical leaf and blooms a basal, erect to arching, to 1" [up to 2.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence that holds the short-lived flower close to the pseudobulb and occurs in the spring. Grow in cool to hot temperatures, with moderate light, high humidity, ample year round water and mounted on cork or tree fern.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum burkillii Gage 1906; Bulbophyllum moulmiense Rchb.f 1861; Dendrobium tripterum Wall. 1890; *Trias oblonga Lindley 1830; Trias ovata Lindl. 1830

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95 as Trias oblonga ; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Trias oblonga drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Trias oblonga; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 as Trias oblonga photo fide; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001 as Trias oblonga; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 as Trias oblonga photo fide; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 as Trias oblonga

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