Bulbophyllum ebulbe Schltr. 1905 SECTION Stachysanthes (Bl.) J.J. Verm. & P. O’Byrne 2008

Photo by © Art Vogel

Part shade Hot Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Bulbless Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in the Moluccas, Bismark Archipelago, New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Fiji, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna Islands and Samoa in lowland, ridge top and montane forests at elevations of sea level to 950 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with an elongate creeping rhizome with widely spaced very reduced, narrowly conic-ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, oblong-elliptic, broadly acute, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a basal, erect-arcuate, racemose, wiry, terete, slightly fractiflex, 10 to 32" [25 to 80 cm] long, 10 to 20 flowered inflorescence with broadly ovate, acuminate floral bracts and carrying successively opening flowers

Synonyms Bulbophyllum nigroscapum Ames 1922; Bulbophyllum polypodioides Schltr.1906

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 drawing fide; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 as B polypodioides; Flore de la Nouvelle-Caledonie et Dependences Vol 8 Orchidaceae Halle 1977 as B polypodioides drawing fide; Orchids of Vanuatu Lewis & Cribb 1989 as Bulbophyllum polypodioides; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Native Orchids of New Caledonia Societe' Neo-Caledonienne D' Orchidophile 1995 as B polypodioides photo ok; Orchids of Samoa Cribb & Whistler 1996 photo fide; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001;