Bulbophyllum tuberculatum
 

 

Bulbophyllum tuberculatum
Bulb-Leaf Orchid
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PLANT: Epiphytic. Forms a close, tight clump to several cm's across. Pseudobulbs pear-shaped, 1cm by 3-4mm. Becoming wrinkled with age. Flower bearing pseudobulbs have white bumps on their surface.

LEAVES: Erect, to 3cm long. Front-side green, underside purple.

FLOWERS: Raceme of 2 - 4 flowers that arise from the base of the pseudobulb. Flowers 4mm across. Sepals and petals cream or whitish. Labellum orange to red, often with yellow in the centre. Labellum movable on a slender claw.

FLOWERING TIME: April - May.

HABITAT: Well-lit lichen-covered trunks and branches.
Usually on the upper and outer branches of the forest canopy.

CONSERVATION STATUS: At Risk - Naturally Uncommon.

NOTES: Usually only seen on fallen branches or toppled canopy trees.
     
     
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