A rather small epiphyte with growths to about 8 in. (20 cm) tall that are spaced approximately 2 in. (5 cm) apart on a creeping rhizome. The glossy, egg-shaped pseudobulb often is vaguely angular. The inflorescence is up to 20cm The mostly erect flower spike emerges from the base of the peudobulb carrying an umbel of 5- 10 fragrant, short-lived blossoms.
BULBOPHYLLUM : With nearly 3000 species this is one of the largest genera in the orchid family with a widespread distribution. They grow well in high humidity, moderate warmth and some shade – good light is needed for flowering. Botanists are attempting to subdivide the Bulbophyllum genus into more manageable units. There are already more than 70 sections. Name changes pending.