Bulbophyllum piestobulbon Schltr. 1923 SECTION Piestobulbon Schlechter 1923

TYPE for the section

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Dian Rahardjo and The Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Common Name The ?Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in New Guinea and the Solomon Islands in rain forests at elevations of sea level to 1200 meters as a pendent, miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with 1.2 to 3.6" [3 to 9 cm] between each ovoid pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, ovate, acute, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms on a from the rhizome, to .6" [1.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a brown, papery, basal bract

Synonyms Bulbophyllum bambusifolium J.J.Sm. 1935

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Cribb & Lewis 1991 drawing fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb Chase & Ramussen 2014 photo fide