Bulbophyllum nocturnum J.J.Verm., de Vogel, Schuit. & A.Vogel 2011 SECTION Epicranthes (Bl.) Hook.f.

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Rogier Van Vugt and his P base Orchid Photo Website

Part shade Hot LATEWinter

Common Name The Night Blooming Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in West New Britain Province of Papua New Guinea in rainforests at elevations of 240 to 300 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a patent to pendulousa rhizome giving rise to distant, ellipsoid-cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, elliptic to ovate, acute, abaxial surface corrugated, subsessile leaf that blooms in the winter on a porrect, peduncle to .2" [5 mm] long, with 2 scales, to .8" [2 cm] long overall, single flowered inflorescence with a tubular, acute, shorter than the ovary floral bract and carrying nocturnally opening flowers without a discernable scent.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 167: 349 2011 drawing/photos fide; Orchid Digest Vol 76 #3 2012 photo fide; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015;