Bulbophyllum weinthalii Rogers 1933 SECTION Adelopetalum [Fitz] J.J. Verm. 1993

Photo by Ron Parish

Plant and Flower

Photo by Neil Shirley

Common Name Weinthal's Bulbophyllum [Australian First Collector of Species mid to late 1900's] - In Australia The Boltched Wax Orchid

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Queensland and New South Wales Australia in rainforests on pine trees at elevations of 650 to 1200 meters as a mat forming, mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing, unifoliate epiphyte with a creeping, branching rhizome giving rise to close set, conical to ovoid, irregularily furrowed pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect to spreading, leathery, rigid, narrowly oblong to elliptic, acute to obtuse, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect to suberect, 1 to 1 1/2" [2.5 to 3 cm] long, lateral from the base inflorescence with wide open flowers

This species needs cool to cold temperatures, ample water, deep shade and because of it's creeping growth habit needs a mount of tree fern or wood.

Synonyms Adelopetalum weinthalii (R.S.Rogers) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002; Adelopetalum weinthalii subsp. striatum (D.L.Jones) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002; Bulbophyllum weinthalii subsp. striatum D.L.Jones 2001; Spilorchis weinthalii (R.S.Rogers) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2005; Spilorchis weinthalii subsp. striatum (D.L.Jones) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 35 No 4 1966; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; The Orchids of New South Wales Rupp 1969; Australian Orchid Review Vol 66 No 6 2001 photo; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2001; Australian Orchid Review Vol 71 No 5 2006 photo; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Spilorchis weinthalii photo fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Spilorchis weinthall ssp striatum photo fide; photo fide; A Compendium of Miniature Orchid Species Gerritsen and Parsons 2013 photo fide