Bulbophyllum levyae Garay, Hamer and Siegrist 1995 SECTION Lepidorhiza Schlechter 1911

Photo by Lourens Grobler


Photo courtesy of Wolfgang H. Bandisch. Photo by Peter O' Byrne Copyright 1998, 1999 All rights reserved. And his Papua & New Guinea Orchid Species site

Flower Closeup

Photos courtesy of Dr Leslie Garay Archives, Photo by Jo Levy Copyright


Common Name Levy's Bulbophyllum [Mrs Ralph Levy current orchid enthusiast]

Flower Size 1 1/2" [3.75 cm]

Found in Papua and New Guinea at elevations around 800 meters as a small to medium sized, unifoliate epiphyte with closely spaced pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical leaf that has a basal, pendant, 16" [40 cm] long, racemose inflorescence with 3 to 4 flowers that is longer than the leaves. Best grown cool to warm with partial shade, ample water and require large pots or baskets to accomodate the rampant growth of the plant.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 66 #6 1997 photo fide; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001 photo fide; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2002;