Bulbophyllum evasum T.E.Hunt & Rupp 1950

Photo by The Orchid Species Plus Australian Orchids Website


Common Name The Evasive Bulbophyllum - In Australia The Creeping Brittle Orchid

Flower Size .24 to .28" [6 to 7 mm]

Found in Queensland Australia in highland rainforests in shade on trunks and branches of trees and mossy boulders and rocks at elevations of 1000 to 1600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphtye or lithophyte with long, slender, brittle rhizomes enveloped by brown bracts with widely spaced, adpressed to the rhizome, inconspicuous pseduobulbs enveloped by bracts and carrying a pale green, stiff, oblong, obtuse, unequally bilobed apically leaf that blooms in the mid spring through early fall on an erect, 2.4 to 4" [6 to 10 cm] long, 10 to 25 flowered inflorescence holding the flowers in a dense apical corymb

Synonyms Kaurorchis evasa (T.E.Hunt & Rupp) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Kaurorchis evasa photo fide