Bulbophyllum hortorum J J Verm, O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 SECTION Sestochilos [Breda] Benth & Hook.f. 1883

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Part Shade Hot Winter Spring

Common Name or Meaning The ? Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in New Guinea near Mt Arafak in lowland forests at elevations around 240 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with .6 to 1.08" [1.5 to 2.7 cm] between each rather small, ovoid to ellipsoid pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic to ovate, obtuse, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter and spring on an erect to patent, peduncle to .24" [.6 cm] long, 1.6" [4 cm] long overall, single flowered inflorescence with tubular floral bracts and carrying non resupinate flowers.

Bulbophyllum hortorum differs from B. stockeri J.J. Verm. (Papua New Guinea) in the shortly acuminate median sepal (versus broadly acute), the more stunted sepals and petals, and the much finer colour pattern on sepals and petals (distributed in lines versus almost solidly coloured in basal half and bold blotches towards the apex)." J J Vermeulen 2015


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photos/drawing fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 20 2017 photo fide;