Bulbophyllum fraudulentum Garay, F.Hamer & E.Siegerist 1996 SECTION Hyalosema Schlechter 1911

Photo courtesy of Wolfgang H. Bandisch. Photo by Mrs. Ralph Levy Copyright 1998, 1999 All rights reserved. And his Papua & New Guinea Orchid Species site


Common Name The Fraudelent Bulbophyllum [refers to the misnaming of this species, for years it was lumped under Bulbophyllum arfakianum despite obvious differences]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Papua New Guinea as a unifoliate epiphyte with a creeping, branching rhizome that carries four angled pseuidobulbs with a single, apical leaf that blooms on a wiry, basal, 6" [15 cm] long, lateral, single flowered inflorescence that occurs intermitently throughout the year.

This species grows in cool to hot conditons with shade ample water and good air circulation.

Synonyms Hyalosema fraudulentum ( Garay , Hamer & Siegerist ] Rysy 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Australian Orchid Review Vol 66 No 3 2001 photo; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2001 photo fide; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; Bulbophyllum: the incomplete Guide From A to why? Bill Thoms 2009 photo fide;