Bulbophyllum burfordiense Garay Hamer and Siegerist 1996 SECTION Hyalosema Schlechter 1911 Photo by Lourens Grobler

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Jo Levy Copyright , Leslie Garay Archives


Common Name The Burford Bulbophyllum [Sir Trevor Lawrence's Nursery name]

Flower Size 4" [10 cm]

Found in Papua New Guinea as a small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with ovoid to conical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical leaf and blooms in the spring on a basal, erect, 8" [20 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence requiring light shade, ample water and good air circulation.

Very similar to Hyalosema grandiflora yet this one differs in a ciliate labellum, triangular petals, free, acute to obtuse lateral sepals, and a smaller dorsal sepal, while the other has a glaborous labellum, ovate petals that are apically acute, tapering lateral sepals with the apex acuminate, and a larger dorsal sepal of at least 14 cm long x 4 cm wide.

Synonyms Hyalosema burfordiense (Garay, Hamer & Siegerist) Rysy 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Australian Orchid Review Vol 66 No 3 2001 photo; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; A to Z of SE Asian Orchids O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Bulbophyllum: the incomplete Guide From A to why? Bill Thoms 2009 photo fide;