Bulbophyllum appressum Schltr. 1913 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008 Photo by Dwi Suratman,

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

Part shade Hot Fall

Common Name The Appressed Bulbophyllum [refers to the pseudobulbs]

Flower Size .88" [2.2 cm] long

Found in New Guinea on trees in lowland forests without elevational data as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to appressed, oblong pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, elliptic to obovate, obtuse leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, filiform, few bracted, to 1.2 to 1.8" [3 to 4.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with small floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are yellow and are thickly brown spotted.


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