Bulbophyllum boonjee B.Gray & D.L.Jones 1984 SECTION Adelopetalum [Fitz] J.J. Verm. 1993

Photo by R G Tunstall and The Australian Tropical Rainforest Orchids Website


Common Name The Boonje Bulbophyllum [a species of Syzygium - A tree in Australia] - In Australia The Maroon Strand Orchid

Flower Size .12 to .14" [3 to 3.5 mm]

Found in northern Queensland Australia in dense rainforests on small branches of tall trees at elevations of 650 to 750 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphtye with crowded, flattened, pale green pseudobulbs and carrying a single, apical, dark green, stiff, oblong, obtuse leaf that blooms in the mid spring through summer on a thread-like, .16 to .28" [4 to 7 cm] long, 1 to 4 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Adelopetalum boonjee (B.Gray & D.L.Jones) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002

ReferencesW3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Monographs Vol 7 Vermeullen 1993 drawing fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Adelopetalum boonjee photo fide