Bulbophyllum imitator J.J.Verm. 1992 SECTION Imitatores J.J.Verm. , Schuit. & de Vogel 2014 TYPE for the Section

TYPE Drawing by Vermeullen

Common Name The Imitating Bulbophyllum [Refers to this species being identical to the SECTION Uncifera species B ochrocleucum but differs in the lip as well as the stelida]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Papua New Guinea in primary forests at elevations around 2800 to 3000 meters as a mini-miniature individual growth, large sized, cold growing epiphyte with a patent to pendulous rhizome with more or less patent branches with .2 to 5.2" [.5 to 13 cm] between each ovoid, not flattened, often suffused with purple pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, often suffused with purple, ovate to elliptic, obtuse to acute apically, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer and fall on a single, peduncle .2 to .6" [.5 to 1.5 cm] long, with 3 bracts, .44 to 1.2" [1.1 to 3 cm] long overall, rachis erect, .2 to .6" [.5 to 1.5 cm] long, simultaneously 4 to 6 flowered inflorescence with ovate, obtuse to acute apically floral bracts and carrying moderately opening, yellow flowers with the lip having a purple blotch in the center.


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