Bulbophyllum fallacinum J.J.Verm. 2008

SECTION Sestochilos [Breda] Benth & Hook.f. 1883

Photo by P Jongejan

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by J J Vermeulen and the Research Gate Website

Full shade Warm Cool LATE Fall Winter

Common Name The False Bulbophyllum [refers to this orchids similarity to B werneri]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Ppaua New Guinea with out locality or elevational data as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a patent to pendulous rhizome with 2.2 to 3.6" [5.5 to 9 cm] between each ovoid pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, elliptic to obovate, acute, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late fall and winter on a patent, 4 bracted, 4" [10 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a tubular, acute, much shorter than the ovary floral bract.

According to J J Vermuellen - "Bulbophyllum fallacinum is most similar to B. werneri Schltr. but differs in the elongated apical part of the lip which is not constricted at its base. The tooth along the lower margin of the stelidia is always antrorse, as sometimes in B. werneri, but it is rounded to subacute, not shortly acuminate as in B. werneri."


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