~Bulbophyllum umbraticola Schltr. 1913 - See Bulbophyllum samoanum Schltr. 1911 SECTION Papulipetalum Schlechter 1913

Photo courtesy of Wolfgang H. Bandisch, Copyright 1998, 1999 All rights reserved. And his Papua & New Guinea Orchid Species site

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Common Name name refers to "Living in the loving shadow" meaning unclear

Flower Size 3/8" [1 cm]

Found in Papua and New Guinea on moss-free trunks of large trees in rainforests at elevations of 50 to 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with close-set, globular to ovoid pseuodbulbs carrying a single apical, elliptical, round apically and petiolate below leaf that blooms in the late spring and summer on a basal, slender, 2" [5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence which is decurved at the apex and holds the flower just below the leaf.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;