Bulbophyllum orthosepalum Verm. 1993 SECTION Macrobulbon Schlechter 1912

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Common Name The Straight Petaled Bulbophyllum

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Found in Papua New Guinea on cliffs in full sun, without locality as a large sized, warm to cool, pendent growing epiphyte or lithophyte on cliffs with out plant details but said to be similar to B phalaenopsis that blooms on a basal, to 4" [10 cm] long, to 3 flowered inflorescence with bracts on the peduncle and a circular, apically acuminate floral bract and carrying simultaneously, barely opening flowers that smell of rotting meat.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Australia Vol 11 No 2 1999 photo; Australian Orchid Review Vol 66 No 3 2001 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 no 9 2004 drawing fide; The World's Most Beautiful Orchids Allikas & Nash 2005 photo fide; Bulbophyllum: the incomplete Guide From A to why? Bill Thoms 2009 photo fide;