Bulbophyllum hastiferum Schltr. 1911 SECTION Saurocephalum J J Verm 2014

Inflorescence and flower

Plant and Flowers

Photos courtesy of Rudi Hromniak and his © and his Orchid Webpage

Full shade Warm

Common Name The Lance-Shaped Lip Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Sulawesi in lower montane forests at elevations of 900 to 1500 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with a pendulous, creeping rhizome and .8 to 3.2" [2 to 8 cm] between each, conspicuous, ovoid, hardly angular pseudobulb and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms on a porrect to arching, thickened, spindle-shaped, finely papillose-hirsute, 2.4 to 3.2" [6.5 to 8 cm] long, 22 to 28 flowered inflorescence with rounded, apicaulate floral bracts.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum crassissimum J.J.Sm. 1917;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; Thirty Two New Species of Bulbophyllum (Orchidaceae)from Sulawesi J.J. VERMEULEN 1 AND P. O’BYRNE Gard. Bulletin Singapore 60 (1): 73-153 2008; Bulbophyllum of Sulawesi Vermeullen & O'Byrne 2011 photo ok; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide