Bulbophyllum vanvuurenii J.J. Sm. 1917 SECTION Lepidorhiza Schlechter 1911

Flower Closeup

Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt


Common Name Van Vuuren's Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 4.4" [11 cm]

Found in the New Guinea and Sulawesi in forests close to lake shores at elevations of 300 to 500 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with 1/2 to .68" between each ovoid, non angular pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, elliptic to obovate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the .75 to 3.2" [1.8 to 8 cm] long, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a erect to patent becoming porrect, lax, racemose, to 20" [to 50 cm] long, slightly fractiflex to not, successively single to 8 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum paluense Higgins 2008;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; Orchid Digest Vol 73 #3 2009 as B paluense photo fide; Bulbophyllum: the incomplete Guide From A to why? Bill Thoms 2009 as B paluense photo fide; Bulbophyllum of Sulawesi Vermeullen & O'Byrne 2011 drawing/photo fide