Bulbophyllum samoanum Schltr. 1911 SECTION Brachypus Schlechter 1913

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Common Name The Samoan Bulbophyllum

Found in New Hebrides, Fiji, New Caledonia and Samoa at elevations of 300 to 900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing unifoliate epiphyte is with a creeping rhizome giving rise to clustered, narrowly conical pseudobulbs carrying a single, narrowly ligulate, minutely apiculate, glabrous, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf and blooms in the late spring on a basal, single flowered, 2.8" to 4.8" [7 to 12 cm] long inflorescence with very small, many times shorter than the long pedicel floral bracts.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum christophersenii L.O. Wms. 1939; Bulbophyllum umbraticola Schltr. 1913

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter as B umbraticola 1913/85 drawing?; Orchids of Vanuatu Lewis & Cribb 1989 drawing fide; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991; Lowland Orchids of Papua New Guinea O'Byrne 1991 as B umbraticola drawing ?; Orchids of Samoa Cribb & Whistler 1996 drawing/photo fide; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001; New species of Bulbophyllum from eastern Malesia (Orchidaceae) Nordic Journal of Botany 26: 129195, 2008 Vermuellen