Bulbophyllum leucothyrsus Schltr. 1913 SECTION Pelma [Finet] Schlechter 1913


Photo by Eric Hunt

Common Name The White Flower Bunch Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in New Guinea in montane forests at elevations of 300 to 1500 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a thick rhizome enveloped by brown bracts and carrying oblong-cylindric, adpressed to the rhizome pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, ligulate-elliptic, apiculate, attenuate basally leaf and blooms on a basal, 2 3/4 to 3 5/8" [7 to 9 cm] long, sublax, secund, white inflorescence with a white rhachis and bracts occuring in the summer

Synonyms Pelma leucothyrsus (Schltr.) Szlach. & Kulak 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of Germman New Guinea Schlechter 1913/85 drawing close; Orchid Monographs Vol 7 Vermeullen 1993 Drawing/photo good; Australian Orchid Review Vol 66 No 3 2001 photo;