Bulbophyllum ellipticum Schltr. 1913 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008

TYPE Drawing by Schlechter

Part shade Warm Cool Winter Summer Fall

Common Name The Elliptic Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in Papua New Guinea in lower montane forests at elevations around 900 to 1200 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a stem-like, erect to suberect rhizome giving rise to superposed, very tightly adnate to the rhizome pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, ligulate or narrowly elliptic-ligulate, apiculate, near the middle, somewhat narrowed below into the base leaf that blooms in the summer, fall and winter o from the nodes of the rhizome, fascicled peduncle thinly filiform, c. .6 to .7" [1.5 to 1.75 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with tubular, above slightly widened, subulate-apiculate, much shorter than the ovary floral bract. P>J J Vermeullen states that "B. ellipticum Schltr. is most similar to Bulbophyllum eutoreton , but it differs in the presence of two ridges on the adaxial side of the lip, with a callus in between, as well as in the short, upward-curved stelidia."


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 1:848 Schlechter 1913 drawing fide