Bulbophyllum tindemansianum J.J.Verm., de Vogel & A.Vogel 2010 SECTION Epicranthes (Bl.) Hook.f.

Plant and Flowers

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Another Flower

Photo by Art Vogel

Part shade Warm LATEfall EARLY winter

Common Name Tindemans' Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in the Bismark Archipelago in lower montane forests at eleavations around 850 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with a stiffly patent to pendulous rhizome with persistent fibrous bracts, and .8" [2 cm] between each obovoid pseudobulb carrying a single, ovate, acute, abaxially rugose, subsessile base leaf that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a short, to 1" [2.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with basally tubular, acute, shorter than the ovary floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb Chase & Ramussen 2014 drawing fide