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Bulbophyllum rariflorum J.J.Sm. 1908 SECTION Hirtula Ridley 1908

Plant and Flower Photos by Peter O’Byrne and the Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz Website

TYPE Drawing Drawing by J J Smith and the Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz Website

Part shade Hot Warm

Common Name The Rarely Blooming Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .2” [5 mm]

Found in Borneo in low and open lowland forests as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with .32 to 3.8” [.8 to 9.5 cm] between each depressed-conical to lenticular pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, elliptic to ovate, acute, petiolate base leaf that blooms on a patent, elongated, rachis .16 to 3.8” [.4 to 9.5 cm] long, slightly arching, not thickened, glabrous, 4.4 to 16.4” [11 to 41 cm] long overall, very lax, successively single, 1 to 9 flowered inflorescence with tubular, clasping floral bracts.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photos/drawing fide ;

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