Bulbophyllum gracilicaule W.Kittr. 1984 publ. 1985

Another View in situ New Guinea

Another Flower Color in situ New Guinea

Plant and Flowers in situ New Guinea Photos by Paul Noben

Common Name The Graceful Stem Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 3225 to 3350 meters as a large sized, cold growing, scrambing terrestrial with a woody rhizome giving rise to small, cylindrical, closely depressed and parellel to the rhizome pseudobulbs carrying a single, suberect, coriaceous, glabrous but finely papillate near the tip of the margin, narrowly oblong-elliptic, green, purple along margins and on the underside of the petiole, unequally bilobed apically, basally clasping leaf that blooms on a short, from the rhizome, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum erectum Ridl. 1916; Bulbophyllum habbemense P.Royen 1979

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of The High Mountains of New Guinea Royen 1979 as B habbemense drawing fide;

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