Bulbophyllum pungens Schltr. 1913 SECTION Oxysepala Bentham & J D Hook.f. 1883 Photoby Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Plant and Flowers in situ Photoby J.B. Comber and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Stinging Pointed Leaf Bulbophyllum [refers to the leafs sharp apex]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Java and New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations around 1000 to 2300 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, warm to cold, pendent growing epiphyte with .4 to 1" [1 to 2.5 cm] between each small, cylindrical, adpressed to the rhizome pseduobulb carrying a single, apical, subulate to lanceolate-ligulate, pungent-acute apically, narrowing below into the narrow, subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on short, all along the rhizome, single to 2 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Bulbophyllum pungens var. pachyphyllum Schltr. 1913; Bulbophyllum scotiifolium J.J. Sm.1918; Bulbophyllum subulifolium Schltr. 1913;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1914/85 drawing good; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1914/85 as Bulbophyllum pungens var. pachyphyllum; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1914/85 as B subulifolium drawing good; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 as B scotiifolium photos fide; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001 as B scotiifolium;

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