Bulbophyllum apiculatum Schltr. 1913 SECTION Brachypus Schlechter 1913

TYPE Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Warm Cool LATER Fall

Common Name The Apiculate Bulbophyllum [refers to the sepals and petals]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in lower montane forests on trees at elevations around 1000 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to narrowly conical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, elliptic to elliptic-ligulate, acuminate, cuneate below into base leaf that blooms in the later fall on an erect, very short, few bracted, to .2" [5 mm] long, single flowered inflorescence with apiculate, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are distinguished by the the yellow green, striped with brown and has withe spotted with red petals and labellum as well as the almost circular petals.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/85 drawing fide