Bulbophyllum agapethoides Schltr. 1911 SECTION Stachysanthes (Bl.) J.J. Verm. & P. O’Byrne 2008

Plant and flowers

Photos by © Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Agapeth-Like Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Sulawesi in elfin forests at elevations of 1000 to 1700 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a pendulous, rather frequently branching rhizome giving rise to cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, elliptic to ovate, subacute to acute, gradually narrowing below into the shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms on a basal, porrect, [.9 to 2.3 cm] long, 2 to 6 flowered inflorescence

CAUTION I am not convinced that this is the species intended because the references state that it has 2 to 6 flowers and this one has several more than that.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bulbophyllum of Sulawesi Vermeullen & O'Byrne 2001 drawing hmm;