Bulbophyllum samoanum Schltr. 1911 SECTION Brachypus

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Common Name The Samoan Bulbophyllum

This hot to warm growing unifoliate epiphyte is found in New Hebrides, Fiji, New Caledonia and Samoa at elevations of 300 to 900 meters with a creeping rhizome giving rise to clustered pseudobulbs carrying an oblong, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf and blooms in the late spring on a basal, single flowered, 2.8" to 4.8" [7 to 12 cm] long inflorescence.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum christophersenii L.O. Wms. 1939; Bulbophyllum umbraticola Schltr. 1913

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter as B umbraticola 1913/85 drawing?; Orchids of Vanuatu Lewis & Cribb 1989 drawing fide; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991; Lowland Orchids of Papua New Guinea O'Byrne 1991 as B umbraticola drawing ?; Orchids of Samoa Cribb & Whistler 1996 drawing/photo fide; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001; New species of Bulbophyllum from eastern Malesia (Orchidaceae) Nordic Journal of Botany 26: 129195, 2008 Vermuellen