Bulbophyllum arsoanum J.J.Sm. 1912 1913 SECTION Papulipetalum Schlechter 1913

Another Angle

Plant and Flower

Photos by Rogier Van Vugt and his P Base Orchid Photo website

Part Shade Hot Spring

Common Name The Arso Bulbophyllum [An area of northern New Guinea]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found only in New Guinea on mossy trees in montane forests near rivers at elevations around 350 to 450 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with close set, alternate, narrowly cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly ligulate, minutely apiculate, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a basal, short to .44" [1.1 cm] long, drooping, single flowered inflorescence with tubular tubular, keeled, acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum rhodostictum Schltr. 1913

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchidaceae Of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913; The Orchidaceae Of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 as B rhodostictum drawing fide; Lowland Orchids of Papua New Guinea Peter O'Byrne 1994 as B rhodostictum drawing/photo fide; Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001 as B rhodisticum