Bulbophyllum alliifolium J.J.Sm. 1905 SECTION Stachysanthes (Bl.) J.J. Verm. & P. O’Byrne 2008

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Fragrant Full shade Warm Cool LATERSummer

Common NameThe ? Leaved Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .28" [7 mm]

Found in Sumatra, Java and Sulawesi in mossy forests at elevations of 800 to 1900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with .12 to .6" [.3 to 1.5 cm] between each loosely clustered, cylindrical pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, fleshy, terete, deeply channeled above, gradually narrowing below into the .12 to .32" [.3 to .8 cm] long, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later summer on an erect to arching, lax, 1 to 1.8" [2.5 to 4.5 cm] long, 5 to 8 flowered inflorescence with acute floral bracts and carrying unpleasantly scented flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Sm. 1908 drawing good; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo good; Bulbophyllum of Sulawesi Vermeullen & O'Byrne 2011 drawing/photo fide;