Bulbophyllum triaristella Schltr. 1913 SECTION Peltopus Schlechter 1913

Another Color Form

Photos by Egon Krogsgaard

Another Flower

Photo by Eric Hunt, plant grown by Dan Newman Of Hanging Gardens

Plant and Flowers

Common Name The Three Spiked Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1/4" [6.5 mm]

Found in Papua New Guinea in rainforests at elevations of 1000 to 3300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with a creeping, frequently branching rhizome giving rise to close set, ovoid to oblong, shallowly ribbed pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect to suberect, coriaceous, elliptic to obovate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and fall on a basal, erect, filiform, 1.6 to 3.4" [4.5 to 8 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with tubular, acute to acuminate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum intersitum Vermuellen 1993; Peltopus intersitus ( J.J.Verm. ) Szlach. & Marg. 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Orchidaceae Of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 drawing; Orchid Monographs Vol 7 Vermuellen 1993 as B intersitum drawing/photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 71 No 4 2006 as B intersitum photo; A Compendium of Miniature Orchid Species Gerritsen and Parsons 2013 as B intersitum photo fide