Bulbophyllum chlorolirion J.J.Verm. 2008 SECTION Monanthes [Bl] Avery. 1994

TYPE Drawing

TYPE photo/TYPE Drawing by J J Vermeulen and the Research Gate Website

Full shade Cool Cold

Common Name The Green Lily Bulbophyllum [refers to the color and shape of the flowers]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Papua New Guinea in montane forests at elevations of 1500 to 2800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with close set, erect, ovoid, rugose pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic, obtuse to subacute, petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect to patent, peduncle to 2.2 to 2.6" [5.5 to 6.5 cm] long, 2.4 to 3.2" [6 to 8 cm] long overall, single flowered inflorescence with a tubular, acute floral bract.

According to J J Vermuellen - "B. chlorolirion is characterized by the large size of the flowers and by the petals being almost as long as the sepals. Bulbophyllum colubrimodum Ames has flowers with sepals of similar length, but petals only ca .2" [5 mm] long; B. elmeri Ames has sepals and petals of about equal length, but a distinctly 3-lobed lip."


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Nordic Journal of Botany 26: 129195, 2008; New species of Bulbophyllum from eastern Malesia (Orchidaceae) J J Verm 2008 drawing fide