Bulbophyllum stenomeris J.J.Verm. & P.O'Byrne 2008 SECTION Epicranthes (Bl.) Hook.f. 1883

TYPE Drawing

Photo/TYPE Drawing by J J Vermeulen and * Gard. Bull. Singapore 60:91 fig 8 J.J.Verm. & P.O'Byrne 2008

Part shade Hot

Common Name The Narrow Part Bubophyllum [refers to the lip]

Flower Size .6" 1.5 cm]

Found in Sulawesi in remnants of dry, low forest on serpentinite soil at elevations of 100 to 400 meters as a miniature to just small sized, hot growing epiphyte with a hanging rhizome enveloped by persistent rhizome scales with .6 to 1" [1.5 to 2.5 cm] between each small, ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, medium green, not suffused with purple, elliptic, obtuse, petiolate base leaf that blooms on a porrect peduncle ca .12" [.3 cm] long, rachis nodding, 1.98" [4.5 cm] long, .6" [1.5 cm] long overall, single flowered inflorescence with tubular at the base, acute, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying flowers with pale yellow sepals with large, dark red spots near the base, smaller spots towards the tip and the margins, pale yellow petals with dull brownish red appendages, a dark red lip and a yellowish column, stained with pale red.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Gard. Bull. Singapore 60:91 fig 8 J.J.Verm. & P.O'Byrne 2008 drawing fide; Bulbophyllum of Sulawesi Vermeullen & O'Byrne 2001 photo fide;