Bulbophyllum hiljeae J.J.Verm. 1991 SECTION Peltopus Schlechter 1913 Drawing by Vermeullen

Common Name Hilje's Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Papua New Guinea in primary forests near the forest floor at elevations around 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome with .2 to .28" {.5 to .7 cm] between each ovoid, hardly flattened pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, elliptic, acuminate apically, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms on a single, pendulous, peduncle 8.8 to 14" [22 to 35 cm] long, with 5 bracts, 14 to 18.8" [35 to 47 cm] long overall, rachis single flowered inflorescence with tubular, acuminate apically floral bracts and carrying moderately opening flowers with white sepals with thin, pinkish purple veins, the lip is white, and the column is pale yellow.

Synonyms Peltopus hiljeae (J.J.Verm.) Szlach. & Marg. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI Orchid Monographs Vol 7 Vermeullen 1993 drawing fide;