Bulbophyllum stockeri J.J.Verm. 2008 SECTION Sestochilos [Breda] Benth & Hook.f. 1883 Photo by Seattle Orchid.com Website

Full shade Warm Cool

Common Name Stocker's Bulbophyllum [Original Cultivator of Type Australia - Current]

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm]

Found in Papua New Guinea as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome giving rise toovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, suberect, elliptic, obtuse, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a patent, to 2.4" [6 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

J J Vermeullen states that "Bulbophyllum stockeri is most similar to B. patens King, from Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo. The two are strictly allopatric. Bulbophyllum stockeri differs in having shorter and wider sepals and petals (dorsal sepal 3.8 8.0 mm wide, length/width 2.95.5, petals 36 mm wide, length/width 3.56.7 in B. patens). In side view, the lip has a distinctly more rounded back margin"


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Nordic Journal of Botany 26: 129195, Verm 2008 drawing fide