Bulbophyllum xanthomelanon J.J.Verm. & P.O'Byrne 2008 SECTION Epicranthes (Bl.) Hook.f. 1883

Photo by Art Vogel

Part Shade Warm Winter Spring Fall

Common Name The Yellow and Black Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Sulawesi in montane forests at elevations around 1200 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with a hanging rhizome with .4 to 3/4" [1 to 2.2 cm] between each ellipsoid to obovoid pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic to ovate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall through spring on a basal, porrect, .8" [2 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; ** Gard. Bull. Singapore 60:94 fig 9 J.J.Verm. & P.O'Byrne 2008 drawing fide; Bulbophyllum of Sulawesi Vermeullen & O'Byrne 2011 drawing/photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide