Bulbophyllum perpendiculare Schltr. 1911 SECTION Stachysanthes (Bl.) J.J. Verm. & P. O’Byrne 2008

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Common Name The Perpendicular Bulbophyllum [refers to the position of the leaves]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found only in Sulawesi in montane forests at elevations of 1000 to 1200 meters as a small to large sized, hanging, rope-like warm to cool growing epiphyte with a free-hanging, rope like rhizome with tiny hidden pseudobulbs beneath the brown bracts and each carry a single apical, lanceolate, acute, grey green leaf at a 90 degree angle to the next pseudobulb and leaf and blooms in the spring and fall on several to many, short, 3 to 6 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Bulbophyllum acuminatifolium J.J.Sm. 1933

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A To Z of SE Asian Orchids O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; Bulbophyllum of Sulawesi Vermeullen & O'Byrne 2011 photo ok;