Bulbophyllum carunculatum Garay, Hamer, & Siegrist 1995 SECTION Lepidorhiza Schlechter 1911

Side View of Flower

Photos by Eric Hunt

Common Name The Caruncule Bulbophyllum [refers to the outgrowths at the base of the labellum]

Flower Size 3 1/2" [9 cm]

Found only in Sulawesi in primary and remnant forests at elevations of 800 to 900 meters as a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, distinctly petiolate, elliptic to obtuse leaf that requires light shade and a large pot or mount with a fast draining medium to bloom in the summer on an erect, 18" [45 cm] long, successively many [12] flowering inflorescence with several tubular bracts and carrying fragrant [not good] flowers.

This species is now considered to be a subspecies of B amplibracteatum along with B orthoglossum but I have left them separate as of now.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum amplebracteatum subsp carunculatum [Garay, Hamer & Siegerist] Verm & O'Byrne 2011;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 66 No 6 1997 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 65 No 6 2000 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 69 No 12 2000 photo fide; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001 photo fide; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2001 photo fide; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Flora's Orchids Nash & La Croix 2005; Orchid Digest Vol 73 #3 2009 photo fide; Bulbophyllum: the incomplete Guide From A to why? Bill Thoms 2009 photo fide; Bulbophyllum of Sulawesi Vermeullen & O'Byrne 2011 drawing/photo fide as B amplebracteatum var carunculatum; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 75 #2 2011 Photo fide;

Bulbophyllum carunculatum var album?

Another color variation of the previous species? or another species.