Bulbophyllum chimaera Schltr. 1913 SECTION Schistopetalum Photoby Geoff Stocker Copyright 1998, 1999 All rights reserved. And Papua & New Guinea Orchid Species site

Plant and Flower Photo courtesy of Wolfgang H. Bandisch. Copyright 1998, 1999 All rights reserved. And his Papua & New Guinea Orchid Species site

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Common Name The Chimarea Bulbophyllum [Mythical Monster]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Papua and New Guinea in montane forests on tree trunks devoid of moss at elevations around 1000 meters as a miniature sized, cool to warm growing, descending epiphyte with a flexible rhizome with 1" [2.5 cm] between each ovoid, 4-angled pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, elliptic, glabrous, apiculate leaf that blooms in the fall on a basal, .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm] long, pendant, single flowered inflorescence that arise on old and new pseudobulbs repeatedly over many years.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/85 drawing ok?

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