Bulbophyllum kermesinum Ridl. 1886 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008 Photo by Bryan Ramsay and his P Base Orchid Species Photo Website

Flower Closeup Photos by Eric Hunt and his Orchid Species Photo Website

Part shade Warm

Common Name The Carmine-Red Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea as a miniature to small sized, warm growing epiphyte with well spaced pseudobulbs carrying a single leaf that blooms on a 2 [5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

This orchid and B unitubum are quite close at a casual glance but a more detailed examination of the petals, lip and column reveals that this species has tear drop shaped terminations {see first photo by Brian Ramsay] to the petals and B unitubum has very globular terminations.

CAUTION Similar to the photo in Siegerist 2001 but this flower has much wider sepals and petals so please use with caution!!!

Synonyms Hapalochilus kermesinus (Ridl.) Garay & W.Kitt. 1985 publ. 1986

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1914/1985; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001 photo hmm; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001 as B unitubum not = B kernesianum photo fide; Bulbophyllum: the incomplete Guide From A to why? Bill Thoms 2009 photo not = B unitubum; Bulbophyllum: the incomplete Guide From A to why? Bill Thoms 2009 photo of B unitubulm not fide as B kermsianum;

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