Bulbophyllum baculiferum Ridl. 1916 SECTION Lepanthanthe Schlechter 1913 Drawing by Vermeullen

Common Name The Inquiry Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 1000 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome with .12 to .8" [.3 to 2 cm] between each ovoid, not flattened pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, elliptic, obtuse apically, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a usually single, pendulous, peduncle 3.6 to 4.4" [9 to 11 cm] long, with 4 bracts, 4.4 to 6" [11 to 15 cm] long overall, rachis erect, distinctly zig zag bent, to 1.8" [4.5 cm] long, successively few, to 12 flowered inflorescence with triangular, acute to acuminate apically floral bracts and carrying scattered, moderately opening flowers .

Synonyms Trachyrhachis baculifera (Ridl.) Szlach. 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI Orchid Monographs Vol 7 Vermeullen 1993 drawing fide;

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