Bulbophyllum brachychilum Schltr. 1913 SECTION Papulipetalum Schlechter 1913

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

Part shade Hot Fall

Common Name The Short Lip Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in range forests at elevations around 400 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to small, conical-cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, oblong-ligulate, obtuse, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, short, to .4" [1 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence very small, many times shorter than the very long pedicel floral bract.

Schlechter states that the short labellum and the very blunt lateral sepals distinguish this species from others in the section and the flowers are white on the outside and dotted pale red inside.


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