Bulbophyllum nebularum Schltr. 1913 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008

Photo by P Jongejan

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Schlechter

Part shade Cold LATERSpring

Common Name The Cloud-Loving Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .4 [1 cm]

Found in New Guinea on trees in upper range forests at elevations around 2500 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with adnate to the rhizome pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect-patent, ligulate, obtuse, narrowing below into the leaf that blooms in the later spring on an erect, very short to .4 [1 cm], single flowered inflorescence with very small, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

The flowers are white, the petals have a central rose red streak and the lip is red with a white tip at the base.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 drawing fide; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001;