Bulbophyllum stemonochilum J.J.Verm. 2008 SECTION Oxysepala Bentham & J D Hook.f. 1883 Photo by Art Vogel

Full shade Cool

Common Name The Thread Thin Lip Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .15" [3 mm]

Found in Irian Jaya New Guinea in montane riverine forest at elevations of 1900 to 2100 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a creeping, pendulous rhizome giving rise to porrect, distant, cylindrical or slightly obovoid, the new shoot arising 2.02.5 mm from the top of the pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, ovate, acute-acuminate, sessile leaf that blooms on a 0.7 cm long, 1-flowered; peduncle 0.3 cm long, porrect; non-floriferous bracts 2, the longest ca 3.5 mm long; and a tubular, acute floral bract ca 2.8 mm long,

According to Vermuellen "Bulbophyllum stemonochilum is most similar to B. bisepalum Schltr. and B. stenochilum Schltr. in having a narrow, linear lip. It differs, however, in having ciliolate (not glabrous) sepals, truncate to emarginate, apiculate (not acuminate) petals, and a lip with ciliate margins only in the middle third."


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *New Species of Bulbophyllum from Eastern Malesia Nordic Journal of Botany 26: 129-195, 2008 Vermuellen & O'Byrne drawing fide