Bulbophyllum illecebrum J.J.Verm. & P.O'Byrne 2003 SECTION Saurocephalum J J Verm 2014

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Common Name or Meaning The ? Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in Sulawesi in wet disturbed, montane forests at elevations of 1600 to 2500 meters as a small sized, creeping to straggling, cool to cold growing epiphyte with .28 to .8" [.7 to 2 cm] between each distinct, ovoid, not angular pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, obovate-elliptic, acute, gradually narrowing below into the .28 to 1.12” [.7 to 2.8 cm]long, petiolate base leaf that blooms on a basally nodding, limply pendulous, not thickened, rather dense, racemose, 5 to 12” [12.5 to 30 cm] long, 10 to 17 flowered inflorescence with acute floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Gard. Bull. Singapore 55: 144 J J Verm & P O'Byrne 2003 drawing fide Thirty Two New Species of Bulbophyllum (Orchidaceae)from Sulawesi J.J. VERMEULEN 1 AND P. O’BYRNE Gard. Bulletin Singapore 60 (1): 73-153 2008; Bulbophyllum of Sulawesi Vermeullen & O'Byrne 2011 drawing/photo good;