Bulbophyllum fritillariflorum J.J.Smith 1912 SECTION Hyalosema Schlechter 1911 Photo by Richard Ashby and His Orchid Photo Website

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

INTERMITENT

Common Name The Fritillaria-Like [A Lilaceae] Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

A mat forming epiphyte found on horizontal branches in Papua and New Guinea with a creeping rhizome giving rise to a basal swelling-like pseudobulb`carrying a single, erect, ovate, apically rounded, abruptly narrowing below into a rounded, petiolate base leaf that can flower several times a year on a slender, basal, 4 to 6" [10 to 15 cm] long inflorescence that has a solitary flower held above the leaves.

This species needs a tree fern mount, hot temperatures, a shady location and ample water to grow well.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/85; The Orchids of Papua New Guinea An Introduction Millar 1978 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 66 No 3 2001 photo; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2001 photo fide; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001 photo good; Bulbophyllum: the incomplete Guide From A to why? Bill Thoms 2009 photo fide;

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