Bulbophyllum blepharopetalum Schltr. 1913 SECTION Brachypus Schlechter 1913

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

Part shade Warm LATE Winter EARLYSpring

Common Name The Fringed Petal Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in lower montane forests on trees along creeks at elevations around 600 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to conical-cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic-ligulate, acuminate, narrowing below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, short, single flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are yellowish with brown stripes


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