Bulbophyllum pictum Parrish & Rchb.f 1874 SECTION Trias [Lindl.] J J Verm, Schuit & de Vogel 2014 Photo by Eric Hunt and his Orchid Photo Site

Plant and Flowers Photo courtesy of Andy's Orchids Copyright 2002 All rights reserved.

FragrancePart shadeWarm to Cool Springand Summer

Common Name The Painted Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

This mini-miniature sized, cool to warm growing epiphytic species is from Myanmar and Thailand at elevations around 1000 meters with ovoid-spherical pseudobulbs that are close set, and carries a single apical, very fleshy, oblong-elliptic, abruptly acuminate leaf and flowers on a 1 1/2" [4 cm] long, basal, solitary flowered inflorescence with a tubular bract that holds the triangular, unpleasant smelling flower close to the pseudobulb and occurs in the spring and summer. Mount this species on cork and give warm to cool temperatures, moderate light, and ample year round water except during cool spells when water should be withheld.

Synonyms Trias picta [Par. & Rchb.f]Hemsl. 1888

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95 as Trias picta; *Orchidaceae Of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 as B pictum Drawing Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 as Trias picta drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Trias picta drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 4 1970 photo as Trias picta; Die Orchideen lieferung 13 753 - 816 Bulbophyllinae 1983 as Trias picta photo ok; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 as Trias picta photo fide; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001 as Trias picta photo good; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 as Trias picta photo fide; Bulbophyllum: the incomplete Guide From A to why? Bill Thoms 2009 as Trias picta photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 as Trias picta photo fide