Bulbophyllum agastor Garay, Hamer and Siegrist 1996 SECTION Beccariana Pfitz. 1889

Photo by Rogier Van Vugt and His P Base Orchid Photo Website


Photo courtesy of Wolfgang H. Bandisch. Copyright 1998, 1999 All rights reserved. And his Papua & New Guinea Orchid Species site

Common Name The Near Kinsman Bulbophyllum [Refers in greek to being closely related to Bulbophyllum macrobulbon]

Found in Papua New Guinea as a small sized, warm to cool growing, unifoliate epiphyte at elevations around 820 to 1560 meters with a creeping rhizome with .6" [1.5 cm] between each subglobose,rugose pseuobulbs and carrying a single, apical, erect, oblong-obtuse, subsessile leaf that blooms in the fall, winter and spring on a very short, peduncle.8" [2 cm] long, fasiculate, 2 flowered inflorescence with overlapping, ovate-cucullate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrrying the very fleshy flowers below the leaves up against the pseudobulb.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 66 No 6 1997 photo fide; Orchid Australia Vol 11 No 2 1999 photo; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Siegerist 2001 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 72 No 4 2007 photo; Bulbophyllum: the incomplete Guide From A to why? Bill Thoms 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 82 #12 2013 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #4 2016 photo fide;