Bulbophyllum lewisense B. Gray & D.L. Jones 1989 SECTION Oxysepala Bentham & J D Hook.f. 1883

Photo by David Banks

Common Name The Mt. Lewis Bulbophyllum [Mountain In Australia] - In Australia The Mt Lewis Rope Orchid

Flower Size .18 to .2" [.4 to .5 cm]

Found in Queensland, Australia in highland ridge forests on ridgetops on the upper branches of trees with excellent air movement at elevations of 1000 to 1250 meters as a warm growing epiphyte with semi-pendulous, sparsely branched stems with pale brown bracts carrying a single, apical, stalkless, large, broadly and shallowly grooved, elliptic, pale to dark green leaf that blooms in the spring on a very short, .72" [.35 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Oxysepala lewisensis (B.Gray & D.L.Jones) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Australian Orchid Review Vol 66 No 6 2001 photo; Australian Orchid Review Vol 68 No 2 2003 photo; Native Australian Orchids Jones 2006 as Oxysepala lweisensis photo fide