Bulbophyllum hexarhopalon Schltr. 1906 SECTION Epicranthes (Bl.) Hook.f.

Plant and Flower in situ New Caledonia Photos by Edouard Faria

part shadeHot" Spring

Common Name The Six Rod Bulbophyllum [refers to the six extensions of the lip]

Flower Size .55 to .6" [1.3 to 1.5 cm]

Found in the Bismarck Islands, New Guinea, Fiji and New Caledonia in rainforest and strand forests at elevations of 50 to 500 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with recurving stems carrying a single apical, ovate, obtuse, abruptly narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms in the spring on a short, single flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Epicranthes hexarhopalon (Schltr.) Garay & W.Kittr. 1985 publ. 1986

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/85; Botanisk Tidsskrift Bild 70 Hft 1 Contributions to the flora of Thailand VI Seidenfaden 1975; Flore de la Nouvelle-Caledonie et Dependences Vol 8 Orchidaceae Halle 1977 drawing/photo fide; Native Orchids of New Caledonia Societie Neo-Caledonienne D' Orchidophile 1995 as B hexarhopalos photo fide;