Bulbophyllum singulare Schltr. 1913 SECTION Hyalosema Schlechter 1911

Photo by Eric Hunt


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

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Schlechter


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