Bulbophyllum callichroma Schltr. 1913 SECTION Macrouris Schlechter 1913

Photo courtesy of Bill Bergstrom and Bergstrom Orchids

Flower Closeup

Plant and Flower

Photos by Art Vogel


Common Name The Green-Calli Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .28" [7 mm]

Found in Indonesia and New Guinea in montane forests on trees at elevations of 600 to 2200 meters as a small sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with subglobose-conical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, lanceolate-ligulate, acuminate, narrowing below into the short, thin, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a pendant, peduncle 5 to 12" [12.5 to 30 cm] long, 14" [35 cm] long overall, 4 to 15 flowered inflorescence with triangular, tip acute, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

This orchid to grow and flower well requires shade, frequent watering and excellent air circulation.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum calothyrsus Schltr. 1913; Bulbophyllum manifestans J.J.Sm. 1929

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/85 drawing fide; Orchid Monographs Vol 7 Vermuellen 1993 drawing fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 66 No 3 2001 photo; Bulbophyllums and Their Allies Seigerist 2001;