Bulbophyllum zebrinum J.J.Sm. 1911 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008

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Photo courtesy of André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Full shade Hot LATE Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Zebra-Like Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Papua & New Guinea on trees in hill forests at elevations around 400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm] between each, oblong-cylindric, obtuse, 4 angled pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, ligulate, obtuse to minutely apiculate, glabrous, narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms in the late fall on a thin, filiform, 2" [5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum ornithoglossum Schltr. 1913

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 as B ornithoglossum drawing fide; Orchidaceae Of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913; Lowland Orchids of of Papua New Guinea Peter O'Byrne 1994 drawing/photo fide; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001 as B ornithoglossum; New species of Bulbophyllum from eastern Malesia (Orchidaceae) Nordic Journal of Botany 26: 129195, 2008 Vermuellen