Bulbophyllum stenophyton (Garay & W.Kittr.) Schuit & de Vogel 2011 SECTION Codonosiphon Schlechter 1913

Bulbophyllum aff stenophyllum Photo courtesy of Wolfgang H. Bandisch, Photo by Peter O'Byrne Copyright 1998, 1999 All rights reserved. And his Papua & New Guinea Orchid Species site

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Common Name The Narrow Plant Bulbophyllum [Refers to the narrow leaves]

Flower Size 1/2"+ [1.3 cm]

Found in Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Horn Islands and Vanuatu in hill country on trunks of large trees at elevations of 800 to 900 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a subcylindric to narrowly ovoid and conical, attenuate, green to yellow green, ventrally deeply channeled pseudobulb that is partially enveloped basally by a sheath when young, and carrying a single apical, erect, short and semi-terete petiole, linear, keeled, acute leaf, that has a basal, slender, 1 1/2 to 1 3/4" [40 to 45 mm] long, single flowered inflorescence that holds the delicate, diurnal flower at mid-leaf.

This species flowers in the fall and has flowers that open during the day and close at night and last several days. This species really needs to be mounted on tree fern or a large pendant hanging branch as the plant habit has the pseudobulb and leaf as well as the inflorescence sticking out from the tree at a right angle.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum hornense Govaerts 1996; Bulbophyllum stenophyllum Schltr. 1912; *Hapalochilus stenophyton Garay & W.Kittr. 1985 publ. 1986

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912/85 as B stenophyllum drawing fide; Orchids of Vanuatu Lewis & Cribb 1989 as B stenophyllum; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 as B stenophyllum; Orchids of Lowland Papua New Guinea O'Byrne 1991 as B stenophyllum drawing/photo fide; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001 as Hapalochilus stenophyllum; Australian Orchid Review Vol 66 No 3 2001 photo as B stenophyllum; *Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 9 2012

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