Bulbophyllum howcroftii Garay 1995 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008

Photo courtesy of Wolfgang H. Bandisch. Copyright 1998, 1999 All rights reserved. And his Papua & New Guinea Orchid Species site

Flower Closeup

Photo courtesy of Dr Leslie Garay Archives, Photo by Jo Levy Copyright


Common Name Howcroft's Bulbophyllum [Papuan resident orchid Biologist]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Papua New Guinea as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with 1.2 to 1.6 [3 to 4 cm] betweeen each erect or somewhat oblique, ascending, subcylindrical, somewhat laterally compressed pseudobulb and carrying a single, apical, erect linear-oblong or oblong-elliptic, obtuse, base gradually subpetiolate leaf that blooms on a slender, wiry, 4" [10 cm] long, basal, often 2 to a pseudobulb, single flowered inflorescence that holds the flower just above the leaves. This species does well in hot to cool temperatures, partial shade and good air circulation.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI AOS Bulletin Vol 66 No 6 1997 photo fide; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001 photo fide; New species of Bulbophyllum from eastern Malesia (Orchidaceae) Nordic Journal of Botany 26: 129195, 2008 Vermuellen