Bulbophyllum stipulaceum Schltr. 1905 SECTION Pelma [Finet] Schlechter 1913

Another Flower Form

Photos by Wolfgang Bandisch and the Orchids of New Guinea Website

Plant and Flowers

Photo by Art Vogel

Full shadeWarmSpring THROUGH FallWinter

Common Name The Stalk-Shaped Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .1" [2 mm]

Found in New Guinea on trees in primary forests at elevations of 1000 to 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with a patent or pendulous rhizome giving rise to clustered, ovoid ellipsoid to globular pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, ovate to elliptic, acuminate, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring, fall and winter on a very short, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum absconditum var. gautierense J.J.Sm. 1916; Bulbophyllum absconditum var. neoguineense J.J.Sm. 1909; Bulbophyllum pelma J.J.Sm. 1912; Bulbophyllum pelma var. gautierense J.J.Sm. 1913; Pelma stipulaceum (Schltr.) Szlach. & Kulak 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 as B pelma; Orchidaceae Of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 drawing fide; Orchid Monographs Vol 7 Vermuellen 1993 drawing fide;