Bulbophyllum anakbaruppui J.J.Verm. & P.O'Byrne 2003 SECTION Saurocephalum J J Verm 2014

Photo by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Common Name The ?Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in Sulawesi in forests at elevations of 1600 to 1900 meters as a small sized, erect to pendulous, wcool growing epiphyte with 1.52 to 2.95" [3.8 to 7.4cm] between each conspicuous, ovoid, distinctly 4 angled pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the shortly, petiolate base leaf that blooms on a more or less porrect, slightly thickened, glabrous, rather dense, 1.52" to 2.6" [3.8 to 6.2 cm] long, 13 to 17 flowered inflorescence with acute floral bracts.

This species, B stenurum and B sternuroides are all very similar and need more fieldwork to ensure their differences.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Gard. Bull. Singapore 55: 141 J J Verm & P O'Byrne 2003 drawing fide; Bulbophyllum of Sulawesi Vermeullen & O'Byrne 2011 photo ok;