Bulbophyllum stabile J.J.Sm. 1911 SECTION Codonosiphon Schlechter 1913

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Ed De Vogel and the Orchids of New Guinea Website

Part shade HotSummer

Common Name The Stabile Bulbophyllum [refers to the non-movable lip]

Flower Size .74 [1.85 cm] long

Found in Papua New Guinea in low elevations rainforests as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing twig epiphyte with close set, ovoid, with many longitudinal grooves, when young somewhat shiny pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, lanceolate, obtuse, shortly apiculate, midrib above grooved, underneath obtusely keeled, subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on several from the nodes of the rhizome, erect, 1.24 [6 cm] long, pale dirty green, above purple, peduncle filiform, in the basal part provided with a few tubular sheaths, single flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Hapalochilus stabilis (J.J.Sm.) Garay & W.Kittr. 1985 publ. 1986

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913; The Orchids of the High Mountains of New Guinea P Van Royen 1979; Lowland Orchids of of Papua New Guinea Peter O'Byrne 1994 drawing/photo fide; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001 as Hapalochilus stabilis