Bulbophyllum reductum J.J.Verm. & P.O'Byrne 2003 SECTION Pelma [Finet] Schlechter 1913

Detail of Inflorescence union with stem

Photos by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Warm

Common Name The Reduced Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Sulawesi in the understory of low montane mossy forests on limestone and serpentine bedrock at elevations of 1100 to 1200 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with clustered, erect to patent, sparsely branching rhizomes giving rise to an ovoid, not angular, finely grooved pseudobulb with persistent sheaths and carrying a single, ovate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the short, petiolate base leaf that blooms on a porrect [.5 to 1.05 cm] long, single to 2 to 4 flowered inflorescence with acuminate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Gard. Bull. Singapore 55: 268 J J Verm & P O'Byrne 2003 drawing fide; Bulbophyllum of Sulawesi Vermeullen & O'Byrne 2011 drawing/photo fide;