Bulbophyllum chaetostroma Schltr. 1913 SECTION Polymeres Verm & O'Byrne 2008

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

Part shade Cool Fall

Common Name The Hirsute Mouth Bulbophyllum [refers to the lip]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in New Guinea on trees in lower range forests at elevations around 1300 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short rhizome with '4" [1 cm] between each, cylindrical pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic, apiculate, narrowing below into the narrow subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, very short, single flowered inflorescence with apiculate floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the species is distinguished by the cushion of tightly packed, fine hairs on the underside of the lip. The flowers are black purple with yellowish tips to the sepals.


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