Bulbophyllum macrourum Schltr. 1905 SECTION Macrouris Schlechter 1913

TYPE for the section

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Plant and Flowers

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Part shade HotCool winterspring summerfall

Common Name The ? Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .22" x .8" [6 mm x 2 cm]

Found in Papua New Guinea in primary mist forests on large trees at elevations around 800 to 2000 meters as a miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with .4 to 2" [1 to 5 cm] between each, slightly flattened, cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying a single apical, erect, ovate to elliptic, acuminate, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms at most any time of the year on a basal, pendulous, 1.55 to 4" [3.8 to 10 cm] long, 3 to 9 flowered inflorescence with ovate to triangular, acute floral bracts.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum pensile Schltr.1913

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 as Bulbophyllum pensile drawing fide; Orchid Monographs Vol 7 Vermuellen 1993 drawing fide,