Bulbophyllum toranum J.J.Sm. 1912 SECTION Lepanthanthe Schlechter 1913

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Common Name The ? Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea on trees in primary forests at elevations of sea level to 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome with .6 to .9" [1.5 to 2.2 cm] between each, discoid to ovoid pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic, obtuse, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, 5 to 15" [12 to 37 cm] long, often slightly zigzag, often verrucose, 5 to 13 flowered inflorescence with 5 to 6 bracts and ovate to triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying scattered, only a few open at a time flowers .

Synonyms Bulbophyllum barbellatum Schltr. 1913; Trachyrhachis barbellata (Schltr.) Szlach. 2007; Trachyrhachis torana (J.J.Sm.) Szlach.2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913; Orchidaceae Of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 as Bulbophyllum barbellatum; Orchid Monographs Vol 7 Vermuellen 1993 drawing fide;