Bulbophyllum levatii Kraenzl.1929 SECTION Macrouris Schlechter 1913

Another Angle Photos by Ed De Vogel and the Orchids of New Guinea Website

Part shade WarmSpring THROUGH fall

Common Name Levat's Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1/2 to 1" [1.25 to 2.5 cm]

Found in New Guinea, Solomon and Vanuatu Islands in montane forests on trees at elevations around 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with .6 to 2.8" [1.4 to 7 cm] between each ovoid pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic to obovate, obtuse to acute, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring through fall on an erect to pendulous, 2 to 14" [6 to 35 cm] long, 4 to 55 flowered inflorescence with 4 to 6 bracts and triangular, acute to acuminate floral bracts.

The major differences between the subspecies is the length of the inflorescence, sepals and petals [shorter for the species and longer for the subspecies other than the petals which in the subspecies are shorter]

Synonyms Bulbophyllum levatii subsp. mischanthum J.J.Verm.1993

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 Drawing fide as B muscicola; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Monographs Vol 7 Vermuellen 1993 drawing fide; Orchid Monographs Vol 7 Vermuellen 1993 as B levatii subs mischanthum

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