Bulbophyllum singulare Schltr. 1913 SECTION Hyalosema Schlechter 1911 Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Detail Photos courtesy of Bob Fallon Copyright , and the Dr Leslie Garay Archives


Common Name The Outstanding Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in Papua New Guinea on trees in lowland montane forests at elevations around 300 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing, unifoliate epiphyte with 1 1/4" between each narrowly conical, 4-angled pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, obovate-oblong, narrowly subpetiolate basally, glabrous, fleshy leaf that blooms in the spring on a basal, stout, erect, shorter than the 6 to 8" [15 to 20 cm] tall, single flowered inflorescence.

This species differs most from the very similar B bandischii by the smooth, non pubescent sepals and the elongate, oval apice of the sepals.

Synonyms Hyalosema singulare (Schltr.) Rolfe 1919

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/85 drawing fide