Bulbophyllum aemulum Schltr. 1905 SECTION Hymenobractea Schlechter 1913

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Part shade HotWarmSpring Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Similar Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in Papua New Guinea in owland forests at elevations of 150 to 900 meters as a miniaturte to small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with ascending in mature plants, short rhizomes with .16 to .48" [4 to 12 mm] between each, ovoid to cylindrical pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, green without darker green margins, adaxial surface dull, abaxially without minute white dots, selliptic, acuminate, glabrous leaf that blooms in the spring through fall on a basal, erect then arching to nodding, generally shorter than the leaves, peduncle 1.56 to 3.72" [39 to 93 mm] long, provided with 5 to 9 bracts, rachis flexuose, .2 to .88" [5 to 22 mm] long, internode between the lowermost flowers .2" [5 mm] long, 2 to 5 flowered flowered inflorescence with funnel-shaped, oblique, pale green with dark dots and lines, laterally flattened, tip acuminate, abaxial keel distinct, as long as to a bit longer than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum dubium J.J.Sm. 1909

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 drawing fide;