Bulbophyllum allotrion J.J.Verm. & P.O'Byrne 2008 SECTION Lepidorhiza Schlechter 1911

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Common Name The ? Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Sulawesi as an montane understory epiphyte (sometimes on thickly moss-clad tree trunks near the forest floor) in mossy montane forest at elevations of 200 to 1400 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with close set, ovate, non-angled pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic, acute, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a patent, very lax, 9.2" to 20" [23 to 50 cm] long, to 15 flowered racemose inflorescence carrying 1 to 3 open at a time, non-resupinate, distichous flowers

Uniquely identified among southeastern Asiatic Bulbophyllum by its very lax inflorescence combined with the hastate lip.

Differs from B. cymbidioide in the antrorse sidelobes of the lip, and the crest on the anther cap.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Gard. Bull. Singapore 60:101 fig 11 J.J.Verm. & P.O'Byrne 2008 drawing fide; Bulbophyllum of Sulawesi Vermeullen & O'Byrne 2011 drawing/photo fide