Bulbophyllum nitidum Schltr. 1912 SECTION Codonosiphon Schlechter 1913

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Common Name The Shining Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 4 1/2" [11.25 cm]

Found in Papua New Guinea as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte that is on mossy trees at elevations around 1200 meters with conical-cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying a single apical, erect, coriaceous, glabrous, narrowly ligulate, obtuse leaf that is narrowly subpetiolate below and blooms in the winter on a basal, erect, 3 3/4" [9 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with an elliptic floral bract that holds the flower just above the leaves.

Synonyms Hapalochilus nitidus (Schltr.) Senghas 1978

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen lieferung 13 753 - 816 Bulbophyllinae Brieger 1983 Hapalochilus nitidus photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 as Hapalochilus nitidum [sic]; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001 as Hapalochilus nitidus photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #4 2011 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 78 #4 2014 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #2 2017 photo fide;