Bulbophyllum lingulatum Rendle 1921

SECTION Adelopetalum [Fitz] J.J. Verm. 1993

Plant and Flower in situ New Caledonia Photos by © Edouard Faria

part shadeWarm" Cool"LATEFall Winter EARLY Spring

Common Name The Tongue-Shaped Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Caledonia in rain forests and dense scrub at elevations of 600 to 1400 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with subconical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, narrowly ovate, rounded apically, abruptly narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms in the late fall, winter and early spring on a shorter than the leaf, to 1.2” [3 cm] long, simultaneously single to 2 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Bulbophyllum lingulatum f. microphyton (Guillaumin) N.Hallé 1977; Bulbophyllum microphyton Guillaumin 1957

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , Orchid Monographs Vol 7 Vermuellen 1993 drawing fide; Native Orchids of New Caledonia Societie Neo-Caledonienne D' Orchidophile 1995 plant only photo fide; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001

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