Bulbophyllum acanthoglossum Schltr. 1913 SECTION Codonosiphon Schlechter 1913

Photo by Art Vogel

Part shadeHot Warm LATE Winter EARLY Spring

Common Name The Prickly Tongued Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .6 to .68" [1.5 to 1.7 cm]

Found in New Guinea on trees in lower montane forests at elevations around 250 to 800 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with 2" between each, subcylindric, subparellel to the rhizome pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, subglabrous, oblong-lanceolate, subacute, subcuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a short, single flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, about as long as the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Hapalochilus acanthoglossus (Schltr.) Garay & W.Kittr. 1985 publ. 1986

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 drawing fide