Bulbophyllum eutoreton J.J.Verm. 2008 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008

Plant and Flowers

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Part shade Cool Fall

Common Name The Drilled Bulbophyllum [refers to the pseudobulb arising through the near apex of the previous pseudobulb]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found Papua New Guinea in lower montane forests at elevations of 1200 to 1300 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with close set, porrect, cylindrical pseudobulbs arising from near the apex of the previous and carrying a single, apical, elliptic, subacute, gradually narrowing below into the shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a basal, porrect, to .8" [2 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a tubular, acute floral bract.

J J Vermeullen states that "Bulbophyllum eutoreton is most similar to B. ellipticum Schltr., but this one 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 ; *New Species of Bulbophyllum from Eastern Malesia Verm Nordic 2008 drawing fide;