Bulbophyllum baileyi F Muell. 1875 SECTION Sestochilus [Breda]Benth & Hkr.f 1883

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Common Name Bailey's Bulbophyllum - In Australia Fruit Fly Orchid

Flower Size

Endemic to northeastern Queensland Australia as well as New Guinea in lowland rainforest at altitudes of 5 to 1000 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing unifoliate epiphyte or occasional lithophyte with a coarsly bracted rhizome giving rise to widely spaced, curved, yellowish, ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, thick, fleshy, pale green to yellowish green leaf that blooms mainly in the fall on a 4" [10 cm] long, single flowered scape carrying a non-resupinate flower.

The perfume is a rather interesting mixture of being sweet and somewhat pungent all at the same time. It produces non-resupinate flowers and blooms mostly in the fall.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum caryophyllum J.J. Sm. 1914; Bulbophyllum punctatum Fitzg. 1883; Carparomorchis baileyi (F.Muell.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002; Phyllorchis baileyi (F. Muell.) Kuntze 1891; Phyllorchis punctata Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 35 No 4 1966; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as B punctatum drawing fide; The Orchids of Papua New Guinea An Introduction Millar 1978 photo fide; Orchids of Papua New Guinea Millar 1999 photo fide; Oasis Vol 1 No 2 2000 photo; Australian Orchid Review Vol 66 No 6 2001 photo; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2001 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 67 No 2 2002 photo; Australian Orchid Review Vol 70 No 2 2005; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Carparomorchis baileyi photo fide