Bulbophyllum novaciae J.J.Verm. & P.O'Byrne 2003 SECTION Lepidorhiza Schlechter 1911

Photo by Art Vogel

Part shade Warmcool

Common Name Novacia's Bulbophyllum [Daughter of discoverer of species current]

Flower Size 6" [15 cm]

Found in Sulawesi in in deep gullies within secondary vegetation, on limestone boulders at elevations of 1400 to 1700 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing lithophyte with .8" [2 cm] betweeen each, close set, ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, elliptic to obovate, petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect, to 18.8" [to 47 cm] long, successively single to 4 flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Australian Orchid Review Vol 70 No 6 2005/6 photo; Bulbophyllum of Sulawesi Vermeullen & O'Byrne 2011 drawing/photo fide