Bulbophyllum radicans F.M. Bailey 1883 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008 Photo by The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Another Flower angle Photo courtesy of Bill Bergstrom and Berstrom Orchids

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Common Name The scientific name refers to rooting on the ground or Stilt-Like? Bulbophyllum - In Australia The Striped Pajama Orchid

Flower Size 3/16" [.5 cm]

Found in Australia growing on trees and rocks from sea level to 1000 meters as a small sized, pendant, hot to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte which blooms on a 3/8" [1 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence that can flower several times a year. This species grows in hot to cool temperatures and needs to be mounted on treefern or cork and given deep shade.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum cilioglossum R.S.Rogers & Nicholls 1935; Fruticicola radicans (F.M.Bailey) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Australian Orchid Review Vol 66 No 6 2001 photo; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; Australian Orchid Review Vol 68 No 2 2003 photo; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Fruticicola radicans photo fide; New species of Bulbophyllum from eastern Malesia (Orchidaceae) Nordic Journal of Botany 26: 129195, 2008 Vermuellen

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