Bulbophyllum stellula

Bulbophyllum stellula Ridl., Trans. Linn. Soc. London, Bot. 9 (1916) 182

Type: Kloss s.n. (Camp 6a, 3100 ft.) (holo BM)

Herb, very small. Pseudobulbs close together, cylindrical; base somewhat thickened, rugose. Leaves coriaceous, elliptic, lanceolate, 1.5 by 0.5 cm; to the base narrowed; above grooved; shortly petiolate. Inflorescence filiform, 3 cm long. Floral bracts tubular, cylindrical, with an acute tooth, 0.2 cm long, appressed to the ovary. Median sepal lanceolate, acuminate, 0.7 cm long. Lateral sepals similar tor, wider, 0.1 cm wide. Petals ovate, subulate, half as long as the column. Lip elongated, linear-oblong, obtuse, 0.7 cm long; base with silky white hairs. Column long, curved, the base winged; column-foot short; clinandrium with dentate margins; stelidia oblong, broadly dentate. Pedicel and ovary 0.5 cm long. (After Ridley, 1916)

Colours: Not recorded.

Habitat: Epiphyte in lower montane forest; 759 m.

Distribution: Malesia (New Guinea).

Distribution in New Guinea: Papua (Indonesia); see map 96-1745M.jpg.

Cultivation: Intermediate growing epiphyte.