Bulbophyllum hoyifolium J.J.Verm.1993 SECTION Sestochilos [Breda] Benth & Hook.f. 1883 Photo by J. Meijvogel and their Orchids of New Guinea Website

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Common Name The Hoya Like Leaved Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in Papua New Guinea in primary forest, usually near forest floor at elevations of 850 to 1000 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome with 1 to 6" [2.5 to 15 cm] between each cylindrical, hardly flattened pseudobulbs carrying a single apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate to elliptic, acuminate apically leaf that blooms in the spring usually on a single, basal, 2 to 3.2" [5 to 8 cm] long, peduncle with 3 to 4 bracts, rachis .6" [ 1.5 cm] single flowered inflorescence with tubular, apically acuminate floral bracts.

Similar to Bulbophyllum guttatum Schltr. from New Guinea, as well as to B. nabawanense J.J. Wood, 1994, from Borneo. It differs from both in having a very slender growth habit, as well as in having a tooth along the lower margin of the lateral sepals.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;