Bulbophyllum fonsflorum J.J.Verm. 1990 SECTION Macrouris Schlechter 1913

Plant and Flowers

Flower Close up

Photo by Peter Jongejan and their Orchids of New Guinea Website

Part shadeCoolColdWinter

Common Name The Luxurious Blooming Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 4" [10 cm]

Found in Papua New Guinea in primary forests at elevations of 1800 to 2800 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome and .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm] between each ovoid pseudobulb and carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic to obovate, acute to acuminate, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a pendulous, [27 to 34 cm] long, 11 to 28 flowered inflorescence with 4 to 5 bracts and ovate, acute to acuminate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Monographs Vol 7 Vermuellen 1993 drawing fide;