Bulbophyllum tinekeae Schuit. & de Vogel 2005 SECTION Epicranthes (Bl.) Hook.f.

Photo by Jongejan and The Orchids of New Guinea Website

Common Name Tineke's Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .56" [1.4 cm]

Found only in Papua New Guinea in montane forests on isolated trees at elevations of 2100 to 2250 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a much elongated, pendulous, branching rhizome covered with overlapping sheaths and .72 to 1" [1.8 to 2.5 cm] between each, cylindrical, slightly thickened towards the base pseudobulb carrying a single, erect, broadly ovate-elliptic, coriaceous, apex acute, very shortly, abruptly petiolate base leaf that blooms on arising from rhizome, very short, single flowered inflorescence with tubular, apex subacute, longer than the pedicel floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;