Bulbophyllum stockeri J.J.Verm. 2008 SECTION Sestochilus [Breda]Benth & Hkr.f 1883

TYPE Drawing

Photo by T M Reeve/TYPE Drawing by J J Vermeulen

Full shade Warm Cool Fall

Common Name Stocker's Bulbophyllum [Original Cultivator of Type Australia - Current]

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm]

Found in Papua New Guinea as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome giving rise to ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, suberect, elliptic, obtuse, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a patent, to 2.4" [6 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence .

J J Vermeullen [2008] states that "Bulbophyllum stockeri is most similar to B. patens King, from Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo. The two are strictly allopatric. Bulbophyllum stockeri differs in having shorter and wider sepals and petals (dorsal sepal 3.8 x 8.0 mm wide, length/width 2.9 x 5.5, petals 3 x 6 mm wide, length/width 3.5 x 6.7 in B. patens). In side view, the lip has a distinctly more rounded back margin"

Bulbophyllum stockeri differs from B. hortorum J.J. Verm., P. O'Byrne & A. Lamb (Papua New Guinea) in the broadly acute median sepal (versus shortly acuminate), and the more stunted sepals and petals which are almost solidly coloured in basal half and have bold blotches towards the apex (versus a much finer colour pattern on sepals and petals distributed in lines)." J J Vermeulen 2015


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Nordic Journal of Botany 26: 129 195, Verm 2008 drawing fide