Bulbophyllum bismarckense Schltr. 1905 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008

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

Part shade Warm Summer

Common Name The Bismarck Bulbophyllum [A mountain range in New Guinea]

Flower Size

Found in Papua New Guinea in lower montane forests on trees along creeks at elevations around 800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with an elongated, slender, terete rhizome giving rise to rather wide set, cylindrical-conical, very small, to the apex gradually narrowed pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect or erect-patent, linear or linear-oblanceolate, glabrous, chartaceous; apex minutely and unequally bilobulate leaf that blooms in the summer on a slender, to 2" [5 cm] long, glabrous, single flowered inflorescence with very small, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the dorsal sepal is brownish yellow and the lateral sepal are yellowish.


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