Bulbophyllum tricanaliferum J.J. Sm. 1913 SECTION Hyalosema Schlechter 1911 Photo by Eric Hunt and his Flicker Orchid Photostream


Common Name The Three Grooved Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Papua New Guinea as a unifoliate epiphyte at elevations of 1900 meters with 2" [5 cm] between each ribbed, dull grey green pseudobulb and carrying a single apical leaf that blooms on a basal, longer than the leaf, single flowered inflorescence. This species requires a large mount to accomodate the rambling growth habit, cool to warm temperatures, partial shade and high humidity.

Synonyms Hyalosema tricanaliferum (J.J.Sm.) Rolfe 1919

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001;