Bulbophyllum schmidii Garay 1999 SECTION Hyalosema Schlechter 1911

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Photos courtesy of Dr Leslie Garay Archives, Photo by Anton Sieder Copyright

Common Name Schmid's Bulbophyllum[German collector of the type]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm] long,

Found in Papua New Guinea in disturbed and undisturbed montane forest at elevations of 2300 to 2900 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with an elongate rhizome giving rise to narrowly ovoid-quadrangular, with 1.6" [4 cm] between each pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, narrowly elliptic, obtuse, subpetiolate-falcate base leaf that blooms in the winter and again in the late spring on a slender peduncle to 3.2" [8 cm] long, provided with 2 to 3 sheaths., single flowered inflorescence with tubular, acuminate at the apex floral bracts.

Synonyms Hyalosema schmidii (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;

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