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Bulbophyllum elisae (F.Muell.) Benth.
Family Orchidaceae
Common name: Pineapple Orchid

Bulbophyllum elisae (F.Muell.) Benth. APNI*

Synonyms: Adelopetalum elisae (F.Muell.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. APNI*

Description: Epiphyte or epilith with rhizomes prostrate, forming a dense mat; pseudobulbs 5–15 mm apart, ovoid, 10–20 mm diam., deeply furrowed with warted ridges.

Leaves narrow-oblong to oblanceolate, 3–11 cm long, 6–14 mm wide, thinly leathery, flat, keeled.

Inflorescence 4–25 cm long, 3–12-flowered. Ovary smooth. Sepals green, the dorsal sepal with 3–5 reddish stripes; dorsal sepal 5–8 mm long, ovate; lateral sepals 12–26 mm long, narrow-triangular. Lateral petals about half as long as dorsal sepal, green with 3 reddish stripes. Labellum dark red to purple.


Flowering: May–December

Distribution and occurrence: Grows on rainforest trees or on exposed rocks; north from the Blue Mtns and west to the Rylstone district, from c. 600 to 1300 m alt.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NT, CT, CWS
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

Text by P. H. Weston
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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