Bulbophyllum sulawesii Garay, Hamer & Siegrist 1996 SECTION Lepidorhiza Schlechter 1911 Photos by Lourens Grobler

Inflorescence Photos by David Jubineau and His Bulbophyllum & Co. WebsiteCopyright

Lip Detail Photos by Bob Fallon Copyright , and the Dr Leslie Garay Archives

Flower with a hairier lip Photo by Art Vogel

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Common Name The Sulawesi Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 8" [20 cm]

Found on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia at elevations of 1200 to 1500 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing, unifoliate epiphyte occuring on horizontal branches in stunted montane forests, with large ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical leaf that blooms on a basal, to 2' [60 cm] long, several [5 to 6] flowered inflorescence with several [10] successively opening, unpleasantly fragrant flowers held well above the leaves occuring in the spring and summer

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 66 No 6 1997 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 65 No 6 2000 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 69 No 12 2000 photo fide; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; A to Z of SE Asian Orchids O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; Bulbophyllum: the incomplete Guide From A to why? Bill Thoms 2009 photo fide;