Bulbophyllum lilianae Rendle 1917 SECTION Adelopetalum [Fitz] J.J. Verm. 1993

Photo courtesy of Bill Bergstrom and Bergstrom Orchids


Common Name Lilian's Bulbophyllum - In Australia The Warty Strand Orchid

Flower Size 2/5" [1 cm]

Found in Queensland, Australia below 900 meters in elevation in cloud forests as a miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte or occassional lithophyte with very widely spaced, deeply grooved, dark green to yellowish pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect to horizontal, dark green to yellowish, tough leaf that blooms in the winter through spring on a basal, 5/8 to 1" [1.5 to 2.5 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence with simultaneously opening flowers.

Synonyms Adelopetalum lilianae (Rendle) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002; Bulbophyllum revolutum Dockrill & St Cloud 1957

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Monographs Vol 7 Vermeullen 1993 drawing fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 66 No 6 2001 photo; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; Australian Orchid Review Vol 68 No 2 2003 photo; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Adelopetalum lilianae photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 72 No 1 2007 photo;