Bulbophyllum argyropus (Endl.) Rchb.f. 1876 SECTION Adelopetalum [Fitz] J.J. Verm. 1993

Photo by Ron Parsons


Common Name The Silvery-White Column Foot Bulbophyllum - In Australia The Silver Strand Orchid

Flower Size .2 to .24" [5 to 6 mm]

Found in New Caledonia, Norfolk Is, Queensland and New South Wales Australia and New Zealand in highland rainforests in the upper branches of trees or on branches and rocks beneath them at elevations of 600 to 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphtye or lithophyte with crowded, furrowed and minutely warty pseduobulbs enveloped in youth by a white papery bract and carrying a single, apical, dark green, tough, oblong, obtuse leaf that blooms in the mid-winter through spring on a thread-like, minutely warty, .6 to 1.2" [1.5 to 3 cm] long, 1 to 4 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Adelopetalum argyropum (Endl.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002; Phyllorkis argyropus (Endl.) Kuntze 1891; *Thelychiton argyropus Endl. 1833

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Monographs Vol 7 Vermeullen 1993 drawing fide; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Adelopetalum argyropum photo fide