Bulbophyllum auritum J.J.Verm. & P.O'Byrne 2008 SECTION Monanthes [Bl] Avery. 1994

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Common Name The Long Petaled Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .1" [2 mm]

Found in Sulawesi on isolated trees in windswept plains at elevations around 1700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with well spaced, ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single apical, erect, ovate, acute, gradually narrows into the shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms on a basal, patent, 1/4 to .4" [.8 to 1 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a tubular, acute floral bract.

Bulbophlylum masarangicum Schltr. is most similar to Bulbophyllum auritum , but has a lip with a distinct median ridge over the top part of the midlobe, and semi-elliptic, well-rounded sidelobes." J J Vermeulen & Peter O'Byrne 2008


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Gard. Bull. Singapore 60:96 fig 10 J.J.Verm. & P.O'Byrne 2008 drawing fide; Bulbophyllum of Sulawesi Verm & O'Byrne 2011 drawing/photo fide;