Bulbophyllum triaristella Schltr. 1913 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008 Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt, plant grown by Dan Newman Of Hanging Gardens

Plant and Flowers

Common Name The Three Spiked Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1/4" [6.5 mm]

Found in Papua New Guinea in rainforests at elevations of 1000 to 3300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with a creeping, frequently branching rhizome giving rise to close set, ovoid to oblong, shallowly ribbed pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect to suberect, coriaceous, elliptic to obovate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and fall on a basal, erect, filiform, 1.6 to 3.4" [4.5 to 8 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with tubular, acute to acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum intersitum Vermuellen 1993; Peltopus intersitus ( J.J.Verm. ) Szlach. & Marg. 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Orchidaceae Of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 drawing; Orchid Monographs Vol 7 Vermuellen 1993 as B intersitum drawing/photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 71 No 4 2006 as B intersitum photo; A Compendium of Miniature Orchid Species Gerritsen and Parsons 2013 as B intersitum photo fide