Bulbophyllum amauroloma J.J.Verm. & P.O'Byrne 2008 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008

Plant and Flower

Photos by Rogier Van Vugt and his P Base Orchid Photo website


Common Name The ? Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found only in Sulawesi in mossy montane forests in understorey on twigs at elevations of 1200 to 1400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, creeping to loosely straggling, cool growing epiphyte with .08 to .16" [.2 to .4 cm] between each inconspicuous, approximatly ascending, ovoid, flattened to concave on one side pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptic to ovate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the shortly, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later summer on a 1.2 to 2.4" [3 to 6 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with acute floral bracts.

The photo above is of the type species collected in Sulawesi


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Thirty Two New Species of Bulbophyllum from Sulawesi Verm & O'Byrne 2008 drawing fide; Bulbophyllum of Sulawesi Vermeullen & O'Byrne 2011 drawing/photo fide;