Bulbophyllum singulare Schltr. 1913 SECTION Hyalosema Schlechter 1911

Photo by Eric Hunt

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Photos courtesy of Bob Fallon Copyright , and the Dr Leslie Garay Archives

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TYPE Drawing by Schlechter

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Common Name The Outstanding Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in Papua New Guinea on trees in lowland montane forests at elevations around 300 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing, unifoliate epiphyte with 1.2" [3 cm] between each narrowly conical, 4 angled pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, obovate-oblong, narrowly subpetiolate basally, glabrous, fleshy leaf that blooms in the spring on a basal, stout, erect, provided with a few tightly clasping, distant peduncle-scales, 6 to 8" [15 to 20 cm] tall, single flowered inflorescence with cucullate, apiculate, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts .

This species differs most from the very similar B bandischii by the smooth, non pubescent sepals and the elongate, oval apice of the sepals.

Synonyms Hyalosema singulare (Schltr.) Rolfe 1919

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/85 drawing fide

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