Bulbophyllum planitiae J.J.Sm. 1910 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008

Drawing by Schlechter And The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Hot Spring

Common Name or Meaning The ? Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in New Guinea in lowland forests at elevations around 150 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with cylindrical to conical-cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, oblanceolate-ligulate, minutely apiculate, narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect short, .32" [8 mm] long, few bracted, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum hydrophilum Schltr. 1913; Bulbophyllum kenejiense W.Kittr. 1984 publ. 1985

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/85; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/85 as B hydrophilum drawing fide;