Bulbophyllum adolinae Schuit., Wanma, Mambor & Heatubun 2018 SECTION Peltopus Schlechter 1913

Photo by Andre Schuiteman

Part shade Cool LATEWinter

Common Name Adolina's Bulbophyllum [in honour of Mrs. Juliana Adolina Kiriwenno Mandacan, chairwoman of the West Papua chapter of the Orchid Association of Indonesia; she is the wife of the governor of West Papua Province, Dominggus Mandacan, who is a powerful driver of nature conservation efforts in West Papua Province]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in western New Guinea in montane forests on mossy tree trunks at elevations around 1970 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing, clump forming epiphyte with short, creeping and branching rhizom giving rise to close set, cylindrical, slightly gradually widening towards the base, finely longitudinally grooved pseudobulbs and carrying a single, apical, thin coriaceous, narrowly elliptic, apex subacute, minutely mucronate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a patent, one or a few from each pseudobulb, 1.8 to 2.4" [4.5 to 6 cm] long, peduncle 1.4 to 2" [3.5 to 5 cm] long, long persistent, provided with 1 or 2, tubular peduncle scales, single flowered inflorescence with an obliquely tubular, apex acuminate floral bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *OrchideenJ. 6:5 fig 6 Schuit., Wanma, Mambor & Heatubun 2018 drawing/photo fide .