Bulbophyllum infundibuliforme J.J. Sm. 1830-4 SECTION SECTION Hymenobractea Schlechter 1913

TYPE for the section

Another Flower? Photos by Art Vogel


Flower Closeup Photos courtesy of Dr Leslie Garay Archives, Photo by Jo Levy Copyright

Part Shade HotFall

Common Name The Trumpet-Shaped Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found on Amboin Island and New Guinea on trees in lowlaqnd monatne forests at elevations around 100 to 600 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte and is very similar to B garupinum and several authors say they are conspecific, if so then this name takes precedence. The orchid blooms in the fall in New Guinea.

The first photo is the subspecies Hymenobractea

Synonyms Bulbophyllum garupinum Schltr. 1913; Bulbophyllum hymenobracteum Schltr. 1905; Bulbophyllum hymenobracteum var. giriwoense J.J.Sm. 1916; Bulbophyllum infundibuliforme subsp. hymenobracteum (Schltr.) De Witte & J.J.Verm. 2010; Bulbophyllum ternatense J.J.Sm. 1932

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/1985 as Bulbophyllum hymenobracteum drawing ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/1985; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002;