Bulbophyllum longicaudatum J.J. Sm. 1914 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008

Photo courtesy of Wolfgang H. Bandisch. Photo by Mrs. Ralph Levy Copyright © 1998, 1999 All rights reserved. And his Papua & New Guinea Orchid Species site

Common Name The Long-Tailed Bulbophyllum

Found in Papua and New Guinea as an epiphyte on trees near sealevel in deep shade that blooms with a basal, slender, wiry, longer than the leaf, single flowered inflorescence.

Bulbophyllum longicaudatum J.J.Sm. has long been considered to be a synonym of B. nasica Schltr, from which it mainly differs in having long ‘tails’ on the lateral sepals. Confirmation of its status as separate species still requires studying a larger sample of specimens.

This species needs to be mounted on a long piece of treefern and needs copious amounts of water and regular fertilizer

Synonyms Bulbophyllum blumei var longicaudatum J.J.Sm. 1911

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001;