Bulbophyllum subpatulum J.J.Verm. 2002 SECTION Macrouris Schlechter 1913

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Another Color Form

Another Angle

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Part shade Warm spring

Common Name The Almost Bulbophyllum patula Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in New Guinea in montane forests on trees at elevations around 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, oblong, apiculate, narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, 1/2 to .8" [1,25 to 2 cm] long, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence with minute floral bracts and carrying minute flowers.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum muscicola Schltr.1913

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 Drawing ok as B muscicola; Orchid Monographs Vol 7 Vermuellen 1993 as B muscicola photo/drawing fide; * Gard. Bull. Singapore 54: 287 J J Verm. 2002 drawing/photo fide;