Bulbophyllum auriculatum J.J.Verm. & P.O'Byrne 2003 SECTION Macrocaulia (Bl.) Aver 1994

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Photos by Rogier Van Vugt

Common Name The Having Auricles Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .24” [6 mm]

Found in Sulawesi [Celebes] in mossy primary forests at elevations of 1200 to 1900 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with distinct, prostrate towards the base, apex ascending, orbicular to narrowly ovoid, somewhat angular, arising about halfway along the old pseudobulb and carrying a single, apical, erect, ovate to elliptic, acuminate, gradually narrowing below into the shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms on a basal, 1.4 to 2” [3.5 to 5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with acute floral bracts.

Most similar to B minutulum and B schefferi but differs from them both in having distinct lateral lobes at the base of the lip.

This species is absolutely correct, if you have a plant that the flower appears similar to B lobbii in the Section Sestochilus then it is not this species.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Gard. Bull. Singapore 55: 262 J J Verm & P O'Byrne 2003 drawing fide; Bulbophyllum of Sulawesi Vermeulen & O’Byrne 2011 drawing/photo fide;