Bulbophyllum oobulbum Schltr. 1913 SECTION Lepidorhiza Schlechter 1911

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Another flower rugose lip

Plant and flower

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Common Name The Egg-Shapped Pseudobulb Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1/4" [.6 cm]

Found in New Guinea in lower montane forests on tall trees at elevations around 200 to 1800 meters as a medium sized, hot to coolgrowing epiphyte with ovoid, grey-green pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic-ligulate, subacute, gradually narrowing below into the short attenuate petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect, laxly 3 to 7, successively flowered, 18" [45 cm] long inflorescence with elliptic, less than half as long as the pedicellate ovary floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/85 drawing fide; Orchids of Papua New Guinea Millar 1999 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 65 No 6 2000 photo