Bulbophyllum acutilingue J.J.Sm. 1908 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008


Another View of Inflorescence

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Part shade HotFall

Common Name or Meaning The Acute Lip Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .5 to .64" [1.25 to 1.6 cm] wide

Found in New Guinea in lowland forest and coastal swamp forests at elevations of sea levewl to 400 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome giving rise to superposed, connate to the rhizome, subterete pseduobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, fleshy linear to linear-ligulate, acute to apiculate, shortly contracted and narrows below into the base leaf that blooms in the fall on a very short, .15" [.4 cm] long, subte4nded by basal sheaths, single flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Bulbophyllum helix Schltr. 1913

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 as B helix drawing fide