Bulbophyllum elaphoglossum Schltr. 1911 SECTION Stachysanthes (Bl.) J.J. Verm. & P. O’Byrne 2008

Plant in situ Sulawesi

Photo by © Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Cool ColdLATER Summer

Common Name or Meaning The ? Lip Bulbophyllum [refers to the lip]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm] wide

Found in Sulawesi in forest remnants or mossy low forests at elevations of 1200 to 2500 metrs as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with 2.4 to 6" [6 to 15 cm] between each minute, cylindrical pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic, obtuse, variable length, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later summer on a more or less erect, elongate, rachis to 2.4" [to 6 cm] long, 4.8 to 8" [12 to 20 cm] long overall, laxly to 16 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 14 O'Byrne & Ong 2014 drawing/photo fide