Phyllorkis bowkettiae is an orchid species identified by (F.M.Bailey) Kuntze in 1891. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Bulbophyllum bowkettiae.
ORIGIN: A miniature Australian species found in the state of Queensland at elevations of 600 to 1200 meters in rainforest trees and on rocks and boulders.
DESCRIPTION: Mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing unifoliate epiphyte or occasional lithophyte with widely spaced, slightly compressed, deeply grooved pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, dark green, fleshy, tough, bilobed apically leaf that blooms in the fall through spring on a basal, erect, 1/8 to 3/8 [.5 to 1 cm] long inflorescence that is shorter than the leaves carries a single flower.
FLOWER SIZE: 1/4 to 3/8 inch [0.06 to 0.08 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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