Bulbophyllum hiljeae J.J.Verm. 1991 SECTION Peltopus Schlechter 1913

Photo by P Jongejan


Drawing by Vermeullen

Common Name Hilje's Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Papua New Guinea in primary forests near the forest floor at elevations around 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome with .2 to .28" {.5 to .7 cm] between each ovoid, hardly flattened pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, elliptic, acuminate apically, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms on a single, pendulous, peduncle 8.8 to 14" [22 to 35 cm] long, with 5 bracts, 14 to 18.8" [35 to 47 cm] long overall, rachis single flowered inflorescence with tubular, acuminate apically floral bracts and carrying moderately opening flowers with tubular, tip acuminate, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying flowers with white sepals with thin, pinkish purple veins, the lip is white, and the column is pale yellow.

Synonyms Peltopus hiljeae (J.J.Verm.) Szlach. & Marg. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Monographs Vol 7 Vermeullen 1993 drawing fide;