Bulbophyllum ustusfortiter J.J.Verm. 1993 SECTION Vesicisepalum Photo by Orchids of New Guinea Website

Flower closeup with sepal removed

Plant and Flower Photos by Rogier Van Vugt and his P base Orchid Photo Website


Common Name The Heavily Burnt Bulbophyllum [refers to the very dark flowers]

Flower Size

Found in Papua New Guinea in disturbed rain forest at elevations around 900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome giving rise to close set, ovoid, somewhat flattened pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, elliptic, tip obtuse, finely cuspidate, petiolate base leaf that blooms on many together on a short sympodium, 1.31.7 cm] long, Peduncle 0.2-0.3 cm] long single flowered inflorescencen with a bract at the base and elliptic, acuminate floral bracts.

Differs from Bulbophyllum folliculiferum J.J. Smith (which occurs in the same area) in having a creeping rhizome, the lumen in the flower situated at the tip of the flower (not in between the lateral sepals) and the much shorter, triangular stelidia

Synonyms Vesicisepalum ustusfortiter (J.J.Verm.) Szlach.2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;