Bulbophyllum gadgarrense Rupp 1950 SECTION Oxysepala Bentham & J D Hook.f. 1883

Another Flower Photos by David Banks Australia

Flower Closeup Photos courtesy of Rudi Hromniak and his and his Orchid Webpage


Common Name The Gadgar Bulbophyllum [refers to an area in Australia] - In Australia The Tangled Rope Orchid

Flower Size 1/8" [5 mm]

Found in Queensland Australia as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte and occasional lithophyte in cloud or rainforest trees with mossy bark above the elevation of 700 meters with a pendant, branching rhizome enveloped in purple-brown sheaths that also partially cover the almost prostrate pseudobulbs that are about 1/8" apart on the rhizome and carry a single, apical, narrow, succulent leaf that blooms in the winter through spring on a thick, basal, 1/8" [5 mm] racemose inflorescence that has brown, papery sheaths covering the ovary carrying several flowers that is held above the leaves.

This species prefers cold to warm temperatures and constant moisture and humidity, mounted on tree fern in semi-shade where there is good air movement

Synonyms Oxysepala gadgarrensis (Rupp) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Miniature Orchids McQueen 1992; Australian Orchid Review Vol 66 No 6 2001 photo; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Oxysepala gadgarrensis photo good