Bulbophyllum arfakianum Kraenzl. 1904 <SECTION Hyalosema Schlechter 1911

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Common Name Arfak Mountain Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 3/4" [2.2 cm]

Found in the Arfak Mountains of Papua New Guinea as a small sized, unifoliate, hot growing epiphyte at elevations of 50 to 400 meters in rainforests, farmland margins and river valleys on tree branches with an ascending growth habit and pseudobulbs that are 1" [2.5 cm] apart on the rhizome and blooms in the late winter and spring as well as late summer and fall on a to 5 1/2" [to 14 cm] long, stout inflorescence with triangular bracts and carrying a solitary flower held well above the leaves.

Synonyms Hapalochilus arfakensis (J.J.Sm.) Garay & W.Kittr. 1985 publ. 1986; Hyalosema arfakianum (Kraenzl.) Rysy 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Papua New Guinea An Introduction Millar 1978 photo fide; Lowland Orchids of of Papua New Guinea Peter O'Byrne 1994 drawing/photo fide; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 drawing fide; Lowland Orchids of Papua and New Guinea O'Byrne 1994 drawing fide; Orchids of Papua New Guinea Millar 1999 photo good; The World's Most Beautiful Orchids Allikas & Nash 2005 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 73 #1 2009 photo fide; Bulbophyllum: the incomplete Guide From A to why? Bill Thoms 2009 photo fide; OrchidDigest Vol 88 #4 2019 photo fide;