Bulbophyllum gerlandianum Kraenzl. 1886 SECTION Sestochilos [Breda] Benth & Hook.f. 1883

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Photos by Eric Beltrame at Orchids Online Australia


Drawing by J J Vermeulen

Full Shade Hot Cool Winter SpringSummer Fall

Common Name Gerland's Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in New Guinea in lowland forests at elevations of 250 to 1100 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with a rhizome with persistent bracts, .4 to 3.6" [1 to 9 cm] between each ovoid pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic to obovate, rounded to obtuse apically, petiolate base leaf that blooms at most any time of the year on from the rhizome, 2.8" [7 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence. Bulbophyllum thecanthum has flowers of a similar shape, but with free lateral sepals"


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1914; New species of Bulbophyllum from eastern Malesia (Orchidaceae) Nordic Journal of Botany 26: 129195, 2008 Vermuellen mention only