Bulbophyllum amauroloma J.J.Verm. & P.O'Byrne 2008 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008

Plant and Flower

Photos by Rogier Van Vugt and his P Base Orchid Photo website


Common Name The ? Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found only in Sulawesi in mossy montane forests in understorey on twigs at elevations of 1200 to 1400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, creeping to loosely straggling, cool growing epiphyte with .08 to .16" [.2 to .4 cm] between each inconspicuous, approximatly ascending, ovoid, flattened to concave on one side pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptic to ovate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the shortly, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later summer on a 1.2 to 2.4" [3 to 6 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with acute floral bracts.

The photo above is of the type species collected in Sulawesi

"Uniquely identifi ed within section Polymeres by the combination of the clustered pseudobulbs and by the wide, elliptic blade of the lip." J.J.Verm. & P.O'Byrne 2008


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Gard. Bull. Singapore 60:138 fig 27 J.J.Verm. & P.O'Byrne 2008 drawing fide;