Bulbophyllum allotrion J.J.Verm. & P.O'Byrne 2008 SECTION Lepidorhiza Schlechter 1911

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Full Shade Warm Spring

Common Name The ? Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Sulawesi as an montane understory epiphyte (sometimes on thickly moss-clad tree trunks near the forest floor) in mossy montane forest at elevations of 200 to 1400 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with close set, ovate, non-angled pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic, acute, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a patent, very lax, 9.2" to 20" [23 to 50 cm] long, to 15 flowered racemose inflorescence carrying 1 to 3 open at a time, non-resupinate, distichous flowers

Uniquely identified among southeastern Asiatic Bulbophyllum by its very lax inflorescence combined with the hastate lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Thirty Two New Species of Bulbophyllum (Orchidaceae) from Sulawesi J.J. VERMEULEN 1 AND P. O’BYRNE Gardens Bulletin Singapore 60[1]; 73-153 2008 drawing fide; Bulbophyllum of Sulawesi Vermeullen & O'Byrne 2011 drawing/photo fide