Bulbophyllum johnsonii Hunt 1950 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008

Photo by John Varigos and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Another Flower

Photo courtesy ofGreg and Kerri Steenbeeke and their Orkology Kreations Website

What was know as B whitei

Photo by Steve Wells and Orchids Online Australia Website

Common Name Johnson's Bulbophyllum - In Australia The Common Snake Orchid

Flower Size 3/8 to 3/4" [1 to 2 cm]

This is a species from Queensland Australia at elevations of 600 to 1200 meters in montane rainforests on trees and rocks and in more exposed locations as a cold to warm growing epiphyte needing a humid atmosphere, bright light and an open medium to ensure good drainage, with .4 to 3.2 [1 to 8 cm] between each depressed, slightly square pseudobulbs and carry a single apical leaf and blooms at most any time of the year on a basal, slender, wiry, .4 to 1.2" [1 to 3 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence that holds the short-lived flower below the leaves.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum kirkwoodae P.F. Hunt 1950; Bulbophyllum whitei P.F. Hunt & Rupp 1950; Serpenticaulis johnsonii (T.E.Hunt) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002; Serpenticaulis kirkwoodiae (T.E.Hunt) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002; Serpenticaulis whitei (T.E.Hunt & Rupp) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 35 No 4 1966; Miniature Orchids McQueen 1991; Australian Orchid Review Vol 66 No 6 2001 photo; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Serpenticaulis johnsonii photo fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Serpenticaulis whitei photo ok; New species of Bulbophyllum from eastern Malesia (Orchidaceae) Nordic Journal of Botany 26: 129195, 2008 Vermuellen