Bulbophyllum hemisterranthum J.J.Verm. & P.O'Byrne 2008 SECTION Hemisterantha J J Verm

TYPE for the section

Photo by © Art Vogel

Part shadeWarmSummer

Common Name The 1/2 Black? or Fleshy? Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Sulawesi in mossy montane forests in thick moss pads on trees bordering streams at elevations around 1200 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphtye or epiphyte in moss on stream banks with a long creeping rhizome with 1 to 7" [2.5 to 17.5 cm] between each widely spaced, patent, ovoid-cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, ovate, acute, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a basal, 2.4 to 3.4" [6-8.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with tubular, acute floral bracts.

Among the Sulawesi species, it is most similar to B. pachyneuron Schltr, which differs in having wider leaves that are abruptly narrowed at their base, and a partly papillose lip." J.J.Verm. & P.O'Byrne 2008


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Gard. Bull. Singapore 60:119 fig 19 J.J.Verm. & P.O'Byrne 2008 drawing fide; Bulbophyllum of Sulawesi Verm & O’Byrne 2011 drawing/photo fide;