Bulbophyllum stylocoryphe J.J.Verm. & P.O'Byrne 2008 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Rogier Van Vugt and his P base Orchid Photo Website

Part shadeWarm LATEfall EARLY winter

Common Name The Large ? Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in Sulawesi on small trees in the understorey of low mossy montane forests at elevations of 1200 to 1400 meters as a creeping to straggling, mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with clustered, rather inconspicuous, aproximately ascending, ovoid to almost cylindrical, flattened on one side pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptic, obtuse, gradually narrowing below in to the shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a basal, 1.2 to 2" [3 to 5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with acute floral bracts.

"In general habit and flower shape this is most similar to B. elodeiflorum J.J. Sm., B. gilvum J.J. Verm., and B. ischnopus Schltr., but none of these species have the globose lump at the tip of the lip." J.J.Verm. & P.O'Byrne 2008


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Gard. Bull. Singapore 60:143 fig 29 J.J.Verm. & P.O'Byrne 2008 drawing fide; Bulbophyllum of Sulawesi Vermeullen & O'Byrne 2011 drawing/photo fide