Bulbophyllum absconditum
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Dendrobieae
Genus: Bulbophyllum
B. absconditum
Binomial name
Bulbophyllum absconditum
J.J. Sm (1905)
  • Bulbophyllum absconditum subsp. hastula J.J.Verm. (1993)
  • Bulbophyllum neocaledonicum Schltr. (1906)
  • Bulbophyllum ochrochlamys Schltr. (1913)
  • Pelma absconditum Finet (1909)
  • Pelma neocaledonicum (Schltr.) Finet (1909)

Bulbophyllum absconditum, known as the hidden bulbophyllum, is a species of orchid in the genus Bulbophyllum.[1] It is named the hidden bulbophyllum because of its miniature flower which eludes being found due to camouflage.[2]

It is found in rainforests in Indonesia and certain parts of Oceania such as Vanuatu and New Caledonia.[3] It is a warm-growing epiphyte found in elevations of 900 to 1700 meters.


  1. ^ "Bulbophyllum absconditum J.J.Sm. — The Plant List". www.theplantlist.org. Retrieved 2018-09-05.
  2. ^ "IOSPE PHOTOS". www.orchidspecies.com. Retrieved 2018-09-05.
  3. ^ Pridgeon, Alec M. (2014). Genera Orchidacearum Volume 6: Epidendroideae, Part 3. OUP Oxford. p. 33. ISBN 9780199646517.

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