Bulbophyllum hahlianum Schltr. 1905 SECTION Stenochilus J.J. Sm. 1914

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


Flower Size 1 1/4" [3 cm]

Found in Papua and New Guinea, the Mouluccas and Sulawesi in beach swamps, as a hot growing epiphyte on tree trunks in areas of high rainfall and always near the coast at elevations around 60 meters with a thick, branching, brown and brittle rhizome with forward facing bristles with 3 1/8" to 4" [8 to 10 cm] spaced, apressed to the rhizome, erect to suberect, ovoid to oblong pseudobulbs ringed basally by stiff bristles and carrying a single, apical, erect to suberect, petiolate, leathery and stiff, oblong leaf that blooms from late summer to early spring on a basal, often two per pseudobulb, to 2 3/4" [to 7 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence that holds the glossy, non-resupinate, thick and fleshy, strongly fragrant flowers below the leaves. This is a hot growing species that needs ample water, shade and large slabs for the plant to roam.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum macranthum var albescens J.J.Sm. 1905

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1914/1985 drawing close; The Orchids of Papua New Guinea An Introduction Millar 1978; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991; Lowland Orchids of Papua New Guinea O'Byrne 1991 drawing fide/photo ok; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001 photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; Australian Orchid Review Vol 67 No 2 2002 photo; New species of Bulbophyllum from eastern Malesia (Orchidaceae) Nordic Journal of Botany 26: 129195, 2008 Vermuellen