Bulbophyllum parabates J.J.Verm. 1991 SECTION Lepanthanthe Schlechter 1913

TYPE Drawing by Vermeullen


Common Name The Stand Alone? Bulbophyllum [possibly refers to its well defined position within the section Lepanthanthe]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Papua New Guinea in primary forests at elevations around 450 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome with 1 to 1.8" [2.5 to 4.5 cm] between each orbicular to ovoid, hardly to moderately flattened pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, elliptic, rounded apically, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a usually single, peduncle 2 to 4" [5 to 10 cm] long, with 5 bracts, 2.8 to 5.2" [7 to 13 cm] long overall, rachis nodding, to 1.8" [4.5 cm] long, successively single, to 35 flowered inflorescence with triangular, acuminate apically, surface somewhat pappilose floral bracts and carrying scattered, moderately opening flowers .

Synonyms Trachyrhachis parabates (J.J.Verm.) Szlach. 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Monographs Vol 7 Vermeullen 1993 drawing fide;