Bulbophyllum nitidum Schltr. 1912 SECTION Codonosiphon Schlechter 1913 Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Forward View Photos by Art Vogel

Another Clone Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding

Common Name The Shining Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 4 1/2" [11.25 cm]

Found in Papua New Guinea as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte that is on mossy trees at elevations around 1200 meters with conical-cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying a single apical, erect, coriaceous, glabrous, narrowly ligulate, obtuse leaf that is narrowly subpetiolate below and blooms in the winter on a basal, erect, 3 3/4" [9 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with an elliptic floral bract that holds the flower just above the leaves.

Synonyms Hapalochilus nitidus (Schltr.) Senghas 1978

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; *The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Band 3 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas # 40 Bulbophyllinae 1983 as Hapalochilus nitidus photo fide; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001 as Hapalochilus nitidus photo fide

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