Bulbophyllum newportii Rolfe 1909 SECTION Adelopetalum [Fitz] J.J. Verm. 1993

Another Color Form

Photos by Greg and Kerri Steenbeeke

Common Name Newport's Bulbophyllum [Australian Original Collector of species late 1800's early 1900's] - In Australia The Cupped Strand Orchid

Flower Size less than 3/8" [less than 1 cm]

Found in Queensland Australia in rain or cloud forest at elevations of 600 to 1200 meters as mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with a much branching rhizome with .32 to .6" [.8 to 1.5 cm] between each grooved to ribbed, nearly orbicular to ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, dark green, narrowly oblong to linear, acute, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a basal, wiry, longer than the leaf, 2" [5 cm] long, 1 to 8 flowered inflorescence.

This species grows in cool to warm temperatures, needs frequent mistings, and given partial shade and can be put in a pot, basket or mounted on treefern.

Synonyms Adelopetalum newportii (F.M.Bailey) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002; Bulbophyllum trilobum Schltr. 1910; *Sarcochilus newportii F.M. Bailey 1902

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Monographs Vol 7 Vermuellen 1993 drawing fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 66 No 6 2001 photo; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Adelopetalum newportii photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 81 #1 2012 photo fide; A Compendium of Miniature Orchid Species Gerritsen and Parsons 2013 photo fide