Bulbophyllum hengstumianum J.J.Verm., de Vogel & A.Vogel 2010 SECTION Macrouris Schlechter 1913

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Roger Van Vugt and his P base Orchid Photo Website

Part shade HotSpring

Common Name Hengstum's Bulbophyllum [Dutch Botansit current]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in the Bismark Archipelago in lowland forests at elevations around 275 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a long-creeping rhizome giving rise to erect, with up to 2.32" [5.8 cm] between each, flattened-ovoid, lenticular pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, ovate, acute, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect then nodding, peduncle erect, 6" [15 cm] long, provided with 4 bracts, rachis somewhat nodding, 4" [10 cm] long, to 10 flowered inflorescence with acute, shorter than the ovary floral bracts


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