Bulbophyllum amplebracteatum Teijsm. & Binn. 1862 SECTION Lepidorhiza Schlechter 1911

TYPE for the SECTION

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Common Name The Extended Bract Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 2 3/4" [7 cm]

Found only in the Molouccas with 1/2 to 1.2" [1.25 to 3 cm] between each large, ovoid pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, thick, oblong, obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the 1.2 to 3.4" [3 to 8.5 cm long] petiolate base leaf and blooms in the fall and winter on a basal, arching, to 19.2" [48 cm] long, successively single to 9 flowered inflorescence which can last over a 2 to 3 month period with each fragrant [not good] flower lasting 1 to 2 weeks.

B carunculatum endemic to Sulawesi and B orthoglossum found in Sulawesi and the Philippines are now considered to be subspecies of this species. At this moment I have left them separate.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913; A to Z of SE Asian Orchids Obyrne 2001 photo fide; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; Bulbophyllum of Sulawesi Vermeullen & O'Byrne 2011 drawing/photo fide; Bulbophyllum of Sulawesi Vermeullen & O'Byrne 2011; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb Chase & Ramussen 2014 photo fide

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