Bulbophyllum rostriceps Rchb.f. 1878

Photo by Whistler

Common Name The Beaked? Bublophyllum

Flower Size

Found in Fiji, Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu in forests on volcanic islands at elevations of sea level to 820 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a creeping, elongate rhizome with 1 to 3" [2.5 to 9 cm] between each cylindrical-ovoid pseudobulb carrying an erect, elliptic-ligulate, obtuse, shortly petiolate bse leaf that blooms ona basal, filiform, peduncle up to 1.8" [4.5 cm] long, provided with a small, clasping, ovate-cucullate bract, .8 to 2.2" [2 to 5.5 cm] long overall, single flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Phyllorkis rostriceps (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankestriana 11(2): 99-177 Whistler & Cribb 2011 Photo fide