Bulbophyllum crassipes

Bulbophyllum crassipes 2 Bulbophyllum crassipes

Bulbophyllum crassipes                                                                                                                                               photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy       described by Hooker, Joseph Dalton  
  published in       The Flora of British India  5 (16) : 760    1890
   family Orchidaceae
  subfamily  Epidendroideae
  tribe Malaxideae 
  subtribe Dendrobiinae
  genus  Bulbophyllum  Thouras  1822
  section Careyana  Pfizer 1888
  chromosomes 2n = 38
  metabolism CAM pathway, stomata of the leaves are open at night.
    (K.Silvera, L.S. Santiago, J.C. Cushman, K. Winter - International Symposium on Plant Biology, August 2013)
    it is useful give the soluble mineal nutriens, on the roots.
native of origins

evergreen forests in India (Sikkim, Dulkajhar, Terai, Suruk, Samalbong, Kalimpong, Rambi, Mungpoo, 


Nepalea,Martabania), Bhutan, Burma, Thailand (Loei), China (Yunnan)


152 - 1000 m (502 - 3300 ft)          


climate informations from Loei (Loei, Thailand)

    Köppen climate classification : Aw, tropical savanna climate (with a dry season and a rainy season)
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 550 m / 1815 ft) :
    Bulbophyllum crassipes a gr uk
  photoperiod in Loei this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 09 m' to 10 h 51 m'
  life form



partial shade



inflorescence       length

9 - 10 cm  (3.6" - 4"), basal 

  nr flowers

48 - 60, fragrant 


a flower  0.5 L 0.4 cm  (0.2" L 0.16") - deep  0.7 cm  (0.28") - inflorescence  7 L 1.5 cm  (2.8" L 0.6")


inflorescence, ≈ 20 days


from birth to bloom, ≈ 45 days 

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