Bulbophyllum saronae Garay 1999 SECTION Hyalosema Schlechter 1911

Photo courtesy of Wolfgang H. Bandisch, Copyright 1998, 1999 All rights reserved. And his Papua & New Guinea Orchid Species site

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Photos courtesy of Jo Levy Copyright , Leslie Garay Archives


Common Name Sharon's Bulbophyllum [Late daughter of Wolfgang Bandisch current]

Found in Papua New Guinea as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome giving rise to ovoid, 4 angled pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, broadly elliptic, apex rounded, emarginate, subsessile base leaf that blooms on an erect, 4" [10 cm] long, slender, single flowered inflorescence with ovate, acuminate floral bracts.

"The fleshy sepals are reminiscent of B kermesinum and B unitubum both of which however, have cylindrical pseudobulbs." Garay 1999

Synonyms Hyalosema saronae (Garay) Rysy 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Harvard Papers in Botany Vol4 #1 Orchid Species Currently in Cultivation Garay 1999 drawing fide; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001;