Bulbophyllum infundibuliforme J.J. Sm. 1830-4 SECTION Hymenobractea Schlechter 1913

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Common Name The Trumpet-Shaped Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found on Amboin Island and New Guinea on trees in lowland monatne forests at elevations around 100 to 600 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with a short, creeping rhizome giving rise to close set, ovoid to conical, somtimes globose pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, elliptic to obovate, tip obtuse to acute, leaf surface adaxially glabrous to rugulose, green with darker green margins, petiolate base leaf that blooms at most any time of the year on more or less patent, peduncle .48 to 2.6" [12 to 65 mm] long, provided with 2 to 8 bracts, the longest .08 to .36" [2 to 9 mm] long, rachis patent to erect, sometimes slightly thickened, more or less flexuose, .08 to .28" [2 to 7 mm] long, successively 1 to 3, 1 to 5 flowered inflorescence with funnel-shaped, more or less oblique, tip obtuse to acute to acuminate, abaxial keel more or less distinct, as long as to much shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum garupinum Schltr. 1913; Bulbophyllum ternatense J.J.Sm. 1932

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/1985; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002;