Bulbophyllum-contortisepalum-2023-12-17 *SITF confirms this plant is Bulbophyllum contortisepalum (Dec 2023).

This is a very distinctive species, no other species in the Bulbophyllum Section Hoplandra is similar. Photos of this plant clearly show the fringe on the basal margins of the lip and petal apices. Matches description and photos of B. contortisepalum in the "Orchids of New". Forty-six photos in the also closely match. Images of the species show the color is quite variable.

Posted on Dec 17, 2023

petals clasp column, petal margins fimbriate

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Bulbophyllum-kubahense-2023-10-01 *SITF confirms this plant is Bulbophyllum kubahense (Oct 2023).

Bulbophyllum kubahense is closely related to B. refractilingue. B. kubahense appears to have flowers with segments more rounded, obtuse at the apices, where B. refractilingue appears to have flowers more pointed on the apices when compared to the photos. Also, based on flower size, with B. kubahense measuring 2.5 cm vs. less than two for B. refractilingue, this flower matches B. kubahense measuring 2.8/2.6 cm. Dr. J.J. Vermuelen, the "Orchids of Borneo Vol 2" describes B. refractilingue as having well defined teeth along the lower margins of the column; however, there is no evidence of these in this plant which appears to have a smooth margin. Both species have very well defined downswept thick horns like this plant.

Posted on Oct 1, 2023

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Bulbophyllum-zamboangense-2023-06-14 *SITF has confirmed this plant as Bulbophyllum zamboangense (Jun 2023).

This plant matches the photos in the IOSPE and the OW; however, there is very little literature on this species. The description in the OW states: "4-angled, yellow pseudobulbs carrying oblong-elliptic, leathery, very slightly unequally bilobed apically leaves". The pseudobulbs on this plant are 4-angled and the leaves are very slightly unequally bilobed. The pseudobulbs are yellowish-green. Very good match to five images in the The inflorescence is much longer in this plant than the description.

Posted on Jun 14, 2023

Plant purchased from TOW in Hawaii, sold as Bulbophyllum zamboangense x self.

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Bulbophyllum-tremulum-2023-06-09 *SITF has determined this plant to be Bulbophyllum saltatorium, not Bulbophyllum tremulum (Jul 2023).

Although the photography is insufficient for a good, detailed analysis of ths plant, it lacks the ovate bracts on the inflorescence and glaucous coloring of Bulbophyllum barbigerum. The flower shape and lip hairs are also incorrect for B. tremulum. The major difference between B. saltatorium and B. tremulum is the petal shape. B. tremulum has petals that are elliptic-ovate and ornately ciliate; the petals of B. saltatorium are not. In the lower left photo showing this flower, the petal shape is linear and in the award description, the petals are noted as "horn shaped and curved upward, which would better fit Bulbophyllum saltatorium.

Posted on Jun 9, 2023

DESCRIPTION: Award 20226591 new bulbophyllum Eighteen stellate flowers and one bud on one arched 8.5 cm inflorescence originating from the base of a 15 cm x 27 cm plant grown in a 8.5 cm clay pot; pl...

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Bulbophyllum-graveolens-2023-05-21 *SITF has confirmed this plant as Bulbophyllum graveolens (May 2023).

An award was given to B. graveolens with a spotted dorsal sepal by the AOC and several photos in show spotted dorsals with the name B. graveolens var. robustum, which is not recognized by Kew. Kew does recognize Cirrhopetulum robustum as a synonym for B. graveolens. The "Orchids of New Guinea" website also pictures examples of a spotted form where the spotting is carried out onto the lip.

Posted on May 21, 2023

Exhibitor noted the unique spotting on the sepals and petals that are not seen on previous awards.CHM 82Twenty-five flowers arranged on two strong, pseudo-umbellate 9.5-cm long inflorescences originat...

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Bulbophyllum-obliquum-2023-02-05 *SITF confirms this plant as Bulbophyllum obliquum (Jun 2023).

Bulbophyllum trifilum flowers are very similar to B. obliquum; however B. trifilum does not match in plant form, on inflorescence length, leaf shape, the number of flowers per inflorescence or in flower size. The leaves of B. obliquum and this plant are flattened, oblanceolate and the rhizomes are long and floral bracts acute. The leaves of B. trifilum are terete. Supporting photos may be seen in the IOSPE.

Posted on Feb 5, 2023

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Bulbophyllum-tricornoides-2022-12-11 *SITF confirms this plant is Bulbophyllum tricornoides (Apr 2023).

This plant was previously identified by Leslie Garay as B. tricornoides; the combination of very long, forward-pointing carinae at the apex of the column and lip without ridges fit this species; B. tricornoides and B. tricorne are very similar, the difference in characteristics are the teeth of B. tricorne are short, blunt and sharply downturned; the teeth of B. tricornoides are long, sharply pointed and extend straight out from the apex of the column; this plant fits the characteristics of B. tricornoides; there is an almost identical photo to this plant in the IOSPE.

Posted on Dec 11, 2022

Seidenfaden 1979. This name is accepted

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