Bulbophyllum veitchianum Garay ex W.E.Higgins 2009 SECTION Sestochilus [Breda]Benth & Hkr.f 1883

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Collection Sheet

Type drawing

Collection sheet by J W Hooker/TYPE Drawing by Stig Dalstrom

Partial sunHot to Warm LATESpring

Common Name Veitch's Bulbophyllum [English 19th century botanist and owner of the famous Chelsea Nursery]

Flower Size to 4" [10 cm]

Found in Sulawesi without locality as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing, caespitose epiphyte with ovate pseudobulbs subtended by a sheath and carrying a single, apical, erect, thick, linear, central rib beneath, narrowing below into the pseudopetiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring on an axillary from the lowermost sheath, erect, 6 basal imbricating, purple-brown spotted sheaths, 5.6 to 7.2" [14 to 18 cm] long, single flowered inflorescencce with a brown spotted ovary and pedicel as well as a brown spotted floral bract

The orchid is similar to B lobbii vegetatively but has different bracts, larger flowers [4" instead of 2"], brown spotted ovary and pedicel and a maculate floral bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *AOS Bulletin vol 78 No 12 2009 Drawing fide;