Bulbophyllum pileatum

Bulbophyllum pileatum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Podochilaeae
SubTribe: Bulbophyllinae
Genus: Bulbophyllum
Species: Bulb. pileatum
Binomial name
Bulbophyllum pileatum
Lindl. 1844

Bulbophyllum pileatum is a species in the genus Bulbophyllum found in Asia.


Plants blooms in the spring and fall with a single 5 cm fragrant flower.


Plants are found in the swampy mangrove forest of Malaysia, Borneo and Sumatra at elevations of 0 to 1000 meters.


Keep plant in cool to warm temperatures. Keep moist in summer seasons and do not allow mix to dry, in winter keep the mix slight dry and reduce watering. Keep good air movement to avoid fungal growth. Keep plants in shade. Pot plants in sphagnum moss, fine bark, or mounted.


Common Names: The Felt Cap Bulbophyllum


  1. Bulbophyllum fibrosum J.J.Sm. 1920
  2. Phyllorchis pileata (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891
  3. Sarcopodium pileatum (Lindl.) Lindl. 1853

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