Bulbophyllum macrorhopalon Schltr.1913 SECTION Epicranthes (Bl.) Hook.f.

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Common Name The Large Appendaged Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .75" [1.8 cm]

Found in New Guinea in montane forests at elevations around 1800 to 2300 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with 1.6 to 2.4" [4 to 6 cm] between each cylindrical, swollen basally psuedobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic, acuminate leaf that blooms in the spring, summer and fall on a very short, provided with a few peduncle scales, single flowered inflorescence with very small, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Epicranthes macrorhopalon (Schltr.) Garay & W.Kitt. 1985 publ. 1986

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1924/85 drawing ok?; Botanisk Tidsskrift Bild 70 Hft 1 Contributions to the flora of Thailand VI Seidenfaden 1975;

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