Bulbophyllum tuberculatum Colenso 1884

Plant and Flowers Photo by Michael Pratt and Native Orchids Website

Common Name The Swollen Bulbophyllum - In New Zealand The Bulb Leaf Orchid

Flower Size

Found in the north island of New Zealand in lowland native conifer canopy always with a blue-grey lichen as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with clustered, pear to ovate shaped, smooth becoming wrinkled with age pseudobulbs with white, wax-like extrusions if in flower and carrying an erect, tawny, pale green to purple beneath leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, basal, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Adelopetalum tuberculatum (Colenso) D.L.Jones, M.A.Clem. & Molloy 2002

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Native Orchids of New Zealand, A Colour Field Guide Scanlen & St George 2010 as Adelopetalum tuberculatum photo fide;

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